It will not hurt the baby to be alone for 2 minutes. If you get to a point in the day where you are super stressed out, put the baby down in a safe place like the crib or swing, and go into the other room and just breath. Scream into a pillow if that's what you need. The more sleep you get the better you will feel so try to nap when the baby does. Get the baby into a play group. It will give you a chance to hang out with other moms and vent. Go for a walk. The fresh air will help to relax both you and your baby. I still have to do that with my son a lot. I will also extend this to you...I joined this site to connect with other moms, so if you need to vet, email me. I check this thing all the time and am always looking for new moms to chat with. Good, luck and hang in there. Again...It will get easier.
at 2:58 PM on Jul. 9, 2008