Jamie - posted on 01/08/2011 ( 68 moms have responded )
My son just turned 2 weeks old and I feel guilty if I am not holding him all the time. I've put him in his swing a few times and he is usually asleep, and when he's awake he seems pretty content with just looking at his surroundings. If he starts crying or fussing, i'll pick him up or comfort him right away. I know that it is not a bad thing to hold your baby all the time and you can't spoil a newborn, sometimes it feels nice to put him in his swing so I can do laundry and other things around the house, and sometimes if I hold him too long my arm starts hurting and I need a break anyway. When he is awake in his swing, i am constantly looking at him and wondering if I am a bad mother for not holding him more. I guess what I am trying to ask is how long should a newborn be in a swing if he is content and awake, and should I just hold off on the housecleaning and hold him while he's not sleeping? I am a new mother in need of A LOT of advice, PLEASE HELP!