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Newborn awake 5+ hrs...help!

Posted by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:34 PM
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My 3 week old has been awake a little over 5 hours, Ive given bottles, tried rocking her, patting her back, playing with her, changing diapers, checking to see maybe she had another wet diaper, no nothing is working...tried the bassinet, the bouncer, the swing, off lights, on lights, swaddling, lullabys, tummy time, everything. She will NOT fall asleep.

Any advice? Its 11:30 and im tired, wanna sleep...first baby dont know what to do :/ thanks

by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:34 PM
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RLT2
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:35 PM
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Is she fussy? or just alert?

Dimples04
by Gold Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:35 PM
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Warm bath & gentle lotion massage?
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wissotamum
by Silver Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Put her in her crib.  Then go to bed.

littlemonaghan
by Bronze Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:36 PM
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I agree with the PP. 

Is she crying/fussy?

If she is just awake and alert...then sorry mama. You need to stay awake too. 

If she is alert don't try to put her to sleep. She does need awake time too. She'll fall asleep eventually. 


"You have to sleep when you're not sleepy and eat when you're not hungry. Baby always comes first. "

( I can hear my grandmom saying that right now. lol

littlemonaghan
by Bronze Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:36 PM
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thats so mean, baby is only 3 weeks old

Quoting wissotamum:

Put her in her crib.  Then go to bed.


SareyF
by Silver Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:38 PM
My oldest loved the vacuum and carpet cleaner being on. Oddly enough it put her to sleep in her first weeks of life.
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Jaxsonsmama2009
by Silver Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:39 PM
My babies were like that. Super chill and aware. If it got to be late like that I would put them to bed if they weren't fussing. They would just fall asleep. I have great sleepers now.
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wissotamum
by Silver Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Wait, what?  How is that mean?  She didn't say that the baby was fussy or crying, just awake.  Babies can be awake without Mom holding/interacting the whole time.

Fussing is another thing. I'm not advocating CIO for a 3 week old.

Did I misunderstand the post?

Quoting littlemonaghan:

thats so mean, baby is only 3 weeks old

Quoting wissotamum:

Put her in her crib.  Then go to bed.



sexychica25
by Gold Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:40 PM
Try her car seat. For whatever reason my son would pass out as soon we put him in the carrier and rocked him.
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littlemonaghan
by Bronze Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:42 PM
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I just think its mean to isolate the baby in her crib. Newborns sleep so much, when they are awake, mom should be around and interacting with them.

Idk, maybe its me. I slept when my baby slept, the few hours she was awake, I was with her. Tired or not.


Quoting wissotamum:

Wait, what?  How is that mean?  She didn't say that the baby was fussy or crying, just awake.  Babies can be awake without Mom holding/interacting the whole time.

Fussing is another thing. I'm not advocating CIO for a 3 week old.

Did I misunderstand the post?

Quoting littlemonaghan:

thats so mean, baby is only 3 weeks old

Quoting wissotamum:

Put her in her crib.  Then go to bed.




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