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newborn wont sleep unless im holding her. please help

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Dd is 2 weeks old. She will not sleep unless I'm holding her. I'm getting no sleep because I'm up all night. I really don't want to co sleep with her, but I feel like that's my only option now. Please any ideas!?!?!
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 22, 2013 at 12:59 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 22, 2013 at 1:06 AM

My little guy (1 month now) did the same thing. I just proped my arm up on the side with his head and had him sleep on my chest. Eventually he started sleeping in his crib. Try an infant swing, it helped my little one. I put him in it while he was sleeping during the day and now he likes it.

gcstar42
by Gold Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 1:06 AM

Have you tried swaddling her? That always helped my newborns to sleep much better.

 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 22, 2013 at 1:07 AM
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Quoting kitchen.ninja:

Is she so strong she is hiding you down?

Cry it out! You need some sleep to care for the kid properly.

Just make sure she is fed, changed and buried before bedtime.

Even proponents of that crappy method say to wait until 6 months old.  MY GOD the baby is TWO WEEKS OLD.  all it knows is being warm and snuggles inside mom listening to her heartbeat....SMDH

Kitschy
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 1:07 AM
Have you read up on safely cosleeping?

Quoting Anonymous:

I'm just worried about rolling on her or something.




Quoting Kitschy:

I coslept. Sorry I'm no help. It seems unnatural to me to sleep away from an infant.

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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 22, 2013 at 1:08 AM
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She's really gassy. I think she just wants to be comforted. I don't think letting her cry it out is the best idea for a new born. Plus I have a 2 year old I don't want her to wake up.


Quoting kitchen.ninja:

Is she so strong she is hiding you down?



Cry it out! You need some sleep to care for the kid properly.



Just make sure she is fed, changed and buried before bedtime.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 22, 2013 at 1:08 AM
This is normal mama. Look up safe cosleeeping guidelines, and go ahead and cosleeep! She's been held inside you 24/7 for months and now she's out in a big open world! You're the only thing she knows and she needs you to feel safe. Newborns are a handful, this too shall pass. Swaddling can help too, even though I personally never noticed a difference with my babies.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 22, 2013 at 1:09 AM
No I haven't. Maybe I should lol


Quoting Kitschy:

Have you read up on safely cosleeping?



Quoting Anonymous:

I'm just worried about rolling on her or something.






Quoting Kitschy:

I coslept. Sorry I'm no help. It seems unnatural to me to sleep away from an infant.


parentalrights1
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 1:09 AM
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No you do not ignore a 2 week old. What horrible advice


Quoting kitchen.ninja:

Is she so strong she is hiding you down?



Cry it out! You need some sleep to care for the kid properly.



Just make sure she is fed, changed and buried before bedtime.

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LLbaby143
by Bronze Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 1:09 AM
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Cosleep for a couple months until your baby can stay asleep without you holding her. She won't be like this for long. Hugs momma! Mine was same way. It'll get better. Sleep with her.

Snapdragon88
by Platinum Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 1:10 AM
Just hold her, hun. I'm not a cosleeper either but I did it with my newborn for 2 months. He's 3 months now and sleeping in his own bed all night, only waking to eat once.

When they're brand new they just need their mommy's warmth and scent. It's natural.
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