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Old Sep 9th, 2009, 16:43 PM   1
mommyaug09
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baby won't let me put him down


please help he wont let me put him down, i cant do anything which wouldnt be so bad but we are moving and i need to pack. He wont sleep in his own moses basket or cot and sleeps with me whilst his dad sleeps on the floor. he is yelling right now, i dont know what i can do i NEED to do stuff.



 
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Old Sep 9th, 2009, 17:06 PM   2
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aww i have the same problem hun! i've found only way at the mo for me to get round this is:
- have a visitor round to hold her while i potter about
- lay her on mat with mobile to catch her eye then dash about in the few mins that buys me
- sit her in very comfy rocker chair (friend lent me a padded mamas and papas one which she likes for short periods and i can move it round to sit where i am so i can talk to her while doing stuff)
- alternatively you could try something like a moby wrap (my little girl hated it but most baby's love a moby as it feels like a firm, big constant cuddle
- take time to settle her well for daytime nap then get things done til she wakes



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Old Sep 9th, 2009, 17:11 PM   3
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aww i have the same problem hun! i've found only way at the mo for me to get round this is:
- have a visitor round to hold her while i potter about
- lay her on mat with mobile to catch her eye then dash about in the few mins that buys me
- sit her in very comfy rocker chair (friend lent me a padded mamas and papas one which she likes for short periods and i can move it round to sit where i am so i can talk to her while doing stuff)
- alternatively you could try something like a moby wrap (my little girl hated it but most baby's love a moby as it feels like a firm, big constant cuddle
- take time to settle her well for daytime nap then get things done til she wakes
We have ordered a fisher price take along swing, i hope it works and he likes it. i will have to look in to getting a moby wrap. x



 
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Old Sep 9th, 2009, 17:25 PM   4
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I'd try a snuggly/sling of some sort. They're still being held and they're against you so he might be calmer that way! And then you have some free hands!



 
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Old Sep 9th, 2009, 23:11 PM   5
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Agreed, a sling might be the answer. Darwin LOVED our sling when he was brand new, used to fall asleep almost immediately after we put him in it. The one I used at the start was just a 4m long piece of stretchy fabric wrapped in a specific pattern around my body to form supportive Xs and a pouch. Here's a great video showing the type we used - you can use this one from birth until they're too heavy to carry. It's inexpensive and easy to use. One word of caution, it's easy for both of you to get overheated using this sling - even in winter I made sure Darwin was only lightly dressed or he'd start to sweat. In summer it's best to have them in a onesie or even just a diaper.




 
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Old Sep 10th, 2009, 03:09 AM   6
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My baby is the same but he does sleep in his cot at night luckily, but during the day he is passed from my mom to me and he naps ON me...I hope he will feel more secure soon!!
But saying that, in the morning I put him in his baby gym while i grab a much needed coffee and he seems to be staying in there longer and longer, now its 15-20mins at a time.



 
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Old Sep 10th, 2009, 03:47 AM   7
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Byron was like that and he hated the sling we tried but was ok in a baby bjorn we'd inherited. I would suggest making your OH do all the packing!



 
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Old Sep 10th, 2009, 04:00 AM   8
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I moved house when Aisling was 3 weeks old and found a sling to be invaluable so I could get things done. Having said that, my involvement was pretty limited to giving orders and telling everyone else what to do!



 
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Old Sep 10th, 2009, 15:32 PM   9
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My heart goes out to you. Alfie was exactly the same and still is a bit clingy (19 weeks). I know what you need... a miracle cure, but there isn't one. Nothing ever seems to quite hit the mark. I had a baby sling (same as in demo) and it helped, but still didn't give me the freedom I soooooooooo desperately needed. I had to resign my self to being driven up the wall before accepting that this was just how it was. The more you fight it the more frustrated you get. It's a catch 22 situation.
In your sutuation, call on a friend to hold him. In my experience, and bearing in mind the sort of jobs you beed to get done, it's the only option x x x again, I'm thinking of you. I remember that time well and I nearly cracked x x x



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