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07/02/2014 at 18:30
E is 3 weeks and today NOTHING but boob will settle him and I mean nothing. He just will not go down for a nap, not even on my chest. He's not feeding all the time, so should I just put him down and let him cry?
07/02/2014 at 18:44
Yep im afraid thats all they want sometimes when they are tiny. Does he kep crying if your holding him? Please don't leave him to cry. It will pass I promise. X
07/02/2014 at 18:47
Sounds totally normal, he is still tiny and just wants comforted. Personally I'd never let a 3 week old baby just cry. Have you tried a dummy?
07/02/2014 at 19:06
Perfectly normal. Could be a growth spurt. Please don't just let him cry, he's too young to be crying for no reason. X
07/02/2014 at 19:25
Thankyou, it doesn't help when people of a certain age keep telling me to let him cry it out. Sometimes he will sleep in my arms, but mostly he just wants to be on the boob just comforting. I tried a dummy last night but he didn't like it. Will persevere x
07/02/2014 at 19:28
07/02/2014 at 19:30
I've got a caboo, but need to watch the video again as to how to use it, will try that tomorrow x
07/02/2014 at 22:18
The caboo was great for S as it holds them so close to you and they are really snuggled, I would really recommend it. Ultimately though, if he wants boob I'd give him boob. It's exhausting but it will pass and then you'll miss the days when you could settle him with just a boob!. Lots of H's family told me to let S cry, I think it's a generation thing. Don't be afraid to tell them to put a sock in it!
08/02/2014 at 08:27
WEES - he's tiny and just wants his mummy. Definately give the sling a try!
08/02/2014 at 08:49
Mrs P, O was often the same and had night after night when he would only settle lying on H's chest, nothing else. If I tried to put him in his pod he would cry, if I picked him up and just held him in my arms he would cry! We just did what made him happy and got him to settle. I also bought a caboo (on popcorn a rec!) and it's been great to allow me to actually get something's done round the house while O sleeps. I put him in it every morning around 10ish and he will sleep against me for a good hour and a half which is my housework/bottle cleaning time etc.
O is getting better for not being held all the time now and sometimes if I put him in his swing and he's still awake and just dosing, as long as he can still see me he will fall asleep without me actually cuddling him to sleep.
My lovely midwife was very honest and told me that no-one remembers that the early weeks have some really sh!t@ times, so they never tell you that, it's always just lovely newborn stories!xx
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