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helpppp baby wont let me put her down

i have 6 week old twins and one of them has been awake allllllllllllllllllllllllll day... she will fall asleep in my arms but when i put her down she wakes up screaminggggggggggg till shes out of breath n it scares me so i pick her back up... i am currently holding her n typing ine hand... this only started today. anyone have any ideas?

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Asked by FITmama2B at 11:50 PM on Dec. 12, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Is she feeling okay? She might be under the weather, and of course, not able to tell you in any other way. =/
    Do you have a sling or carrier where you can at least carry her and do other things?

    Answer by musicpisces at 11:52 PM on Dec. 12, 2010

  • she may have colic i would take her to the doctor as soon as possible ,also you but in her car seats and on top of the dryer turn it on it will calm her down please stay with her just in case she fall off the dryer

    Answer by dutchcanadain at 11:54 PM on Dec. 12, 2010

  • Have you tried one of those little indoor swings, that will keep swinging the baby while you do other stuff?

    Answer by ss_mom at 12:01 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • It could be a number of things.
    1. She has gas and the way you're holding her help relieves the pain of said pent up gas. Laying her on her back and gently rocking her knees to and from her chest, or giving her a warm bath should help relieve that.

    2. She really is needing/wanting that warmth and comfort that only Mom can give her. She probably likes the sound of your heart and breathing, as well as the warmth of your body. You can recreate that with a whomb sounds bear, a shirt that smells like you under her, and swaddling her in a warm (but not too warm) blanket. Sometimes it just takes recreating the whomb or the feeling of being in mom's arms to comfort the little baby.

    You can also try a vibrating bouncer, swing, or other vibrating infant device. Sometimes just simple music can help soothe them. As well, it might help if she's next to her brother/sister while sleeping. The sound of them breathing may help.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 12:02 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • Maybe her ears are bothering her. When a baby is laid down, her ears don't drain as well as when they are elevated, which relieves the pressure. Has she had a cold?

    Answer by amessageofhope at 12:34 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • Put her in a sling so your hands are free. Holding a baby all the time will not spoil them, nor will it make them shy, dependent, or anything else like that. I held DS for his first 6 months of life. He is 6 now, and quite independent. 


    Answer by 3gifts.from.god at 12:09 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

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