Does anyone else have a very clingy baby that will not settle anywhere other than in someones arms?
I'm not able to leave mine anywhere without her screaming hysterically so I can't get anything done at all...no dishes washed, no ironing done etc. I've just tried putting her in her carrier strapped to meet but she starts rooting around for a feed even though she just fed well about 30 mins ago. And when she didn't get a feed she started screaming again so I had to take her out of the carrier. All that keeps her quiet is sitting her on my knee but that way I get nothing done.
She is 6 weeks old and crying for a feed about every 1.5 hours at the moment, she used to go 3 hours...is anyone else in a similar situation? How are you getting things done?
I have a clingy baby. The swing only satisfies him for about 20 minutes. He much rather be in my arms sleeping or eating. I usually leave the housework until DH gets off work so he can hold him.
He's such a mommys boy!
At 9 weeks old he still eats every 1.5-2 hours. Usually 2 hours at home and 1.5 when we are out
I feel better knowing Im not the only one. Ive just texted my dad to ask him to come hold her a few hours tonight so I can eat and tidy around as my husband doesnt finish work until 11pm - thats the worst thing, he's out all day. When she feeds she really guzzles like shes starving but then she throws up loads straight after like she has fed too much. I dont know whether I should feed her again when she cries for a feed shortly after a feed in case she is hungry as she brought up a lot of the last feed or to m ake her wait as she really does seem to be overfeeding at the moment.
It's normal for her age. My friend has this sling thing that she carries her baby around in and can actually position the baby in it to give her a feed while she's walking around getting things done. I wish I'd had one when my Lo was tiny!
Im still pregnant with my first and probably not the best one to offer any advice whatsoever but i was interested in your thread. The thing that sprang to mind was what about giving her a dummy if she wants to suck and shes already established with breast feeding?
Thanks girls, Ive bought a sling but cant really get to grips with it, she seems like she could roll out so Ive just ordered a smaller size. Fingers crossed that will help.
We did give her a dummy from about 3 weeks as she did seem to want to suck but the last couple of days she has been screaming with the dummy still in her mouth. Normally plopping back in her mouth quietens her so Im at a loss. I've just gave up and am letting her have yet another feed.
At 6 weeks there's a growth spurt so that's probably why she's eating more often. At that age I didn't much if anything done in the day as mine was the same, it was a mission to feed myself let alone do housework. I still don't get a lot done now but it's better than it was. He's happier to be put down to watch me do stuff and will just chat to me while I do it. He still won't nap for long in his cot though.
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