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My NEWBORN What Can I do?

All she does is sleep , poop, cry, and eat. The few moments when she is alert and just looking around what can I do with her that she will respond to?

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Asked by MiMiBreezy at 7:42 PM on Mar. 9, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • thats pretty much all they do the first few weeks of life. you can try to make faces at her and watch her facial expressions, or you can stimulate her by massaging her. its all pretty basic and u got it to a T, eat sleep, poop, and cry.

    Answer by indysownlilbit at 7:45 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • lol you described a newborn to a T...welcome to parenthood lol

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:46 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • That's a newborn for ya! Just hold her as much as you can, talk to her and enjoy those little unintentional smiles. Let her grasp your finger with her tiny tiny fingers and memorize those tiny little won't be long before she's crawling around, laughing, and yanking out your hair. These moments are the sweetest....enjoy them in the quiet of the moment.

    Answer by deedee3849 at 7:47 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • depends how old is she? its very normal for newborn to just sleep , poop,cry and eat... but very soon you gonna see a change in that! My son is 2month old and he is very alert, smiles at me and even trys to talk back...

    Answer by Albi1623 at 7:48 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • That's the perfect description of a newborn... sleeps, cries, eats, poops. She'll have longer and longer periods of alertness as the months go by.
    Here's a good site for what babies can do and when:

    And when you look at a milestone chart like this, remember that all babies are different. Read the column headings on the chart. If your child starts to fall a couple months behind in the first column (most kids can do these things) then bring it up to your doctor. If your kid can do things in the last column (a few kids can do these things), don't brag to other moms. These charts are for spotting problems and figuring out what activites to do to help your child reach those next milestones. For example, a child can't learn to draw a line if she's never given crayons.

    Congrats and good luck!

    Answer by kaycee14 at 7:55 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • Just try to stimulate her with brightly colored toys, newborns respond well to black and white patterns and shiny red objects.

    Newborns are pretty much little lumps until 6 weeks or so, then they start getting more interactive and fun.

    Welcome to mommy-hood! ^_^

    Answer by Anjeey at 9:56 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

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