Sleep??

Hailey - posted on 03/18/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I am wondering if anyone has tips on getting a newborn on a sleep schedule? My baby will be 2 weeks on Wednesday and she will not sleep in her crib or bassinet. I know she is young to be sleeping long stretches yet, but if we aren't holding her she wakes up. I am lucky if she stays sleeping in the bassinet long enough for me to use the washroom!! I lay her down after she falls asleep because I have been told this will get her used to sleeping in there. It is very frustrating though because she is only in there a minute at a time and as soon as I.pick her up she is fine again. Am I doing something wrong or am I just impatient because I am so very tired?

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Hailey - posted on 03/18/2013

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My biggest concern is not having the energy to look after my 3 yr old son. He is a very independant child but I am wondering what things will be like in a few weeks time. Will he get bored of being in the house all day? Will I have the energy to take them out at all. Or is my overtired brain over thinking all of this??

Dove - posted on 03/18/2013

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She's 2 weeks old. She is normal and you are doing fine. If she sleeps better on you... go for it. The most important things right now are feeding her, loving on her, and helping all of you to get as much sleep as possible. Schedules, sleeping alone, etc... will all come in time. If you have anyone willing to watch her for a bit while you get a nap... take them up on the offer. ASK for help if you can. Hang in there. Life is supposed to feel out of control when you have a newborn. It doesn't last forever. ♥

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/18/2013

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You are not doing anything wrong. A 2 week old has no business being on a schedule. Honestly, they eat drink pee poop and sleep when they need it. She is just a new baby that needs security, warmth, love and protection while being in her momma's arms. If you can, maybe have someone over so you can take a nap while they are taking care of her.

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