Public Meltdown Cry. This starts with whimpers, watery eyes, maybe a tremble of the lips, a sour face, that look of utter unhappiness. Baby is going to have a meltdown. You may scan the area, see who might be watching. Look for which judging eyes will form opinions first when baby starts screaming. Will you interrupt someone’s dinner? Or, will someone think you are a bad mom? Or think, “Shut that kid up”. You want to run away fast, escape before the meltdown happens. But who cares? Kids cry, babies cry, even adults cry. No one really pays attention, but you.