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18/11/2013 at 12:29
A is now 10 weeks old but DOES NOT like to be put down at all. I'm sure her big sis was quite happy at this age to lie on her play gym or just chill in her bouncy chair. Was I just really lucky with my first or do I have a Velcro baby?
18/11/2013 at 13:33
I seem to have the exact same problem.
I've been worrying about them both because of it- I'm worrying I'm neglecting the older one as I dont get much time to spend with just her as baby is always in my arms or strapped to me in a carrier, and I worry that the baby isn't get development time as she doesn't like laying on her play Mat or on her front or anything.
I just keep telling myself she will get used to bring put down down eventually ( I hope!)
18/11/2013 at 16:00
JT, that's exactly how I feel. What's your age gap? There's 14 months between my two. I constantly feel guilty for one child or the other that I'm not giving them what they need and feeling like a totally rubbish mummy most of the time! Does your little one nap well? Mine springs awake as soon as I try to put her in the crib! xx
18/11/2013 at 16:06
H never liked being put down and it took until 4/5 months before he was happy on play mat or bouncy chair.
So I think it's normal and just shows each baby can be so different. Just keep persevering I guess, it was hard with one so no idea how you are managing with two!
18/11/2013 at 18:13
LM, I don't know about managing - it's more like surviving each day as it comes! x
18/11/2013 at 20:44
MamaD we have a 22 month age gap and I'm finding that tiring so it must be even harder for you!
Surviving each day is exactly how I feel at the minute.
My eldest is a great sleeper so I'm very lucky with that, but my youngest just wants to feed constantly. She won't sleep for long and whenever she's awake she is constantly rooting.
I am finding it quite frustrating at the moment as I can't get anything done because of it. The house is a tip . I'm managing to look after the two of them each day while H is at work but I'm not getting any housework done. And in the evening I'm too tired to then start doing stuff and H is busy catching up with all the work he missed while he was on paternity leave.
I thought by five weeks I would be a bit more used to it and able to get things done. But I'm guessing it's going to be like this until she's able to sleep for longer.
But as much as I find it frustrating that she won't let me put her down, I'm also feeling sad that it's going by so quickly. These five weeks have flown by and I would love to keep her little for longer
18/11/2013 at 20:57
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but A is 10 weeks and its still no better!!!
18/11/2013 at 21:07
I couldn't have coped without a sling in the early days. S would fall asleep on me but wake the second I put him down. At least in the sling he'd sleep for a few hours and I could get jobs done and do things with the other 2
18/11/2013 at 22:27
A is 10 months and has never played by himself for more than 15 minutes and that's on a good day. If I put him with his toys and sit on the sofa it'll take 5 minutes max before he comes and whines at me. If I sit by him it's more like 7-10 minutes then he wants to be picked up, and he isn't content just sitting on my lap, oh no, I have to walk around holding him! It's exhausting but all babies are different and I just think that it won't be long really before he doesn't want me any more.
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