Spoiled baby at 9 weeks of age??

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Raven - posted on 09/22/2013

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A child doesn't develop a self until age 2 or 3, so what's to spoil? Your baby needs to know her/his needs will be met. Some kids have immature digestive systems that hurt them. Some just have nervous temperaments, the best response is always love.

Jeanette - posted on 09/23/2013

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Thank you Joanne. Mine likes the chest as well and is very gassy (colicky) so he feels comfortable like that as well:)

Wendy - posted on 09/21/2013

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I don't think u can spoil a 9weeks old baby. I believe u r giving him love and teaching him or her that u r there for them. The only person getting spoiled is u because u get to cuddle with a precious baby. I would give anything to cuddle with my girls like that again. Enjoy every cuddle moment.

Cecilia - posted on 09/20/2013

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It isn't possible to spoil a baby. Unless you count endless love as spoiled. I personally don't. Even if you have to carry him on one shoulder to allow him to sleep. He is saying " I need you, I miss you, I love you" How any mother can say no to that is beyond me.

As a mother of a teen, you know they won't always want those cuddles from you. Enjoy each and everyone you can get.

Jen - posted on 09/20/2013

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Some babies need more attention than others. As a newborn, my son would only nap while held. He was fine to be put down when he was awake, but he wouldn't nap unless I rocked or bounced him the whole time (I did a lot of reading on my phone in his darkened nursery, including "Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Baby" which I recommend). It was hard, but I got through it and now, at 1 year old, he is a great sleeper. Hang in there, and remember you can never spoil a newborn. When your baby is 6 months old (I know it seems forever away), if you baby is still a bad sleeper, you can try cry-it-out, but until then, do whatever it takes to get him to nap and try to stay sane!

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Joanne - posted on 09/22/2013

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Impossible ! My husband tells me I spoil my son (2 months) also he sleeps longer on my chest than in crib and some nights you need sleep. I find that if he wakes up when I put him down its because hes not full or has gas. But as long as hes happy so am I. Hopefully your baby will adjust I left mine with his aunt and he went to sleep fine. When we aren't around it gets easier for others to take care of them good luck!

Jeanette - posted on 09/21/2013

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That's right! Thank you. I keep hearing comments from friends n family (even the pediatrician) that he's getting spoiled but I believe now as well that I'm showing him love. It makes me feel better hearing this from all of you moms:)

Jeanette - posted on 09/20/2013

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Yes, I'll hang in there. I'm just so very exhausted and will be returning to work in about 2 weeks. Not sure how I'm going to do it. I sleep about 4 interrupted hours every night and probably I get a 30 min nap only in the morning. His naps are really short unless he's sleeping on my chest, then he can go for about 2 hours but I was afraid that's "spoiling" him and I'm trying to break him out of that routine for when I get back to work.

Jeanette - posted on 09/20/2013

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Yes thank you very much:-)
I have a 14 year old girl but I don't remember her ever being fussy like this. So it almost feels like I'm being a mom for the first time:)

Yes, I do have a bouncy chair and a swing but only last about 10 min in them.
I'll go and buy a rocking chair so I can have something different for him.

Thanks a lot:)

Jeanette

Jane - posted on 09/20/2013

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Hi,

Generally babies cry when they have a need that isn't met. If you are putting him down for his nap and he continues to cry, just make sure he's been fully fed, burped, and changed first, and sleepy. It's very normal to have to rock or walk with them at this age. Just try to get him really drowsy and then put him down as his eyes are beginning to close. It might take a little while, but over time, it will get easier. Babies can't be spoiled so don't worry about that. Some babies are fussier than others (one of mine was). I bought a bouncy vibrating chair which he loved. They are amazing if you don't already have one.

It does get a lot easier - mine all went through a period where the crying kind of peaked, around the same age as yours, and then it got easier :) Hope that helps.

Dove - posted on 09/19/2013

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Nothing wrong w/ that. All of my babies nursed to sleep every nap until they were weaned.... even the one that weaned at 3 years old. lol

It's not spoiled... it's normal at that age. As he gets older you can start laying him down sleepy, but awake and give that a try (so I hear). Right now you should be responding to each and every one of his cries as soon as possible. You are building brain connections that are vital to his development and well being.

Jeanette - posted on 09/19/2013

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Every time I put him down for his nap, he cries and cries. How can I put him for a nap without my "help"? Only when I carry him on my shoulder, he falls asleep.

Jodi - posted on 09/19/2013

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At 9 weeks of age, a baby cries when it needs something. You can't spoil a baby.

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