I also just started a pediatric home health job. I really like it compared to my last job at a nursing home, because you don't have to rush and you have plenty of time to give quality care and connect with the patients and their families. It's almost boring at times, but I'm not complaining! It was easier for me to care for kids since I have 2 little ones at home, but if you don't have much experience with children it can be a little awkward at first. Don't worry, you will get to know your patient very well after a few visits, and you will be able to determine what their cries mean, likes and dislikes, etc. And if your ever in doubt just ask the caregiver- nobody knows the child better than them. When he cries try to run through all the possibilities as to why: if his feeding is going, is he getting nauseous, does he have gas, is the rate too fast, does he need repositioning? He may need a clean diaper, or he could be uncomfortable, or just tired. I play kid songs on my phone for the little girl I care for or distract her with a toy or funny noise, these things always help. Good luck to you, hang in there!!