My son is colic and has reflux so there is alot of crying that happenes during the day. He's 10 wks old and we have not really brought him to any cookouts or outtings because we never know how he is going to be. The times I have tried going to a family members house or a friends house I end up some where in the house by myself or with my husband trying to console our crying child. Its very stressful on us and friends/family dont seem to understand. They tell us they do not mind that our kid is crying but I do! How can I relax when my child is wailing? We always leave early. Anyone else experience this? I guess I feel really guilty about not socializing him but I do feel like he's not ready. Am I being a crazy parent or am I doing the right thing but keeping him in our home. We do have visitors which is way easier for me to handle. My son just seems so sensitive. Hardly anyone else can hold him without him bursting into tears. Makes me sad because I want him to be happy.