How do I get my 3 month old on a schedule so that I can study?

Tra'Nique - posted on 02/07/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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When I'm home alone with him he cries constantly and I can never get anything done. I feed him, change him, give him Mylicon drops and he still whines everytime I try to sit him in his bouncer so that I can get some school work done. I really want need to find a solution so that I can pass my classes and have a happy baby. HELP!

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Steph - posted on 02/07/2010

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It could just be personality or age but sometimes babies who cry a lot have underlying health problems. Have you looked into the possibility at all?

Tra'Nique - posted on 02/07/2010

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Thanks soo much ladies. I definitely thought I had it all figured out when we was 2 1/2 months but just as you said, he changed once again. lol. My husband is a new Marine so he's away at MOS school. When I get help it's usually at night and all I want to do is sleep without being bothered for as long as possible. lol. I'm a 1st time mom so I'm still trying to adjust. I will definitely look into buying that bk on Amazon.

Carolyn - posted on 02/07/2010

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I recommend the book On Becoming Baby Wise by Ezzo and Bucknam. This book helped me get my son on a schedule. It will really help.

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I agree with Katie, under a year it's so hard to figure out what they're thinking lol. I started school again when my son was about six months old, and I just sort of went with the flow of his schedule. Study/do homework while he's sleeping, or when someone else is home to help you out. I also hired a babysitter (my husband was deployed at the time) so I could concentrate on school, and she didn't charge much because I was home the whole time. So if there was a problem, I was just in the next room. Maybe something like that would be an option, if it was only a few hours a week?

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Maybe try a sling so that you can wear him while you work. 3 months is still very very young. And even if you succeed in getting him on some kind of schedule, it likely won't last long. Babies change it up so often in the first year. As soon as you think you've got it figured out, they'll throw you a curve ball;) Some babies are happy just hanging out in a bouncy chair or on a play mat, but my son was like yours. He wanted to be held a lot. It gets easier though. I do realize that your school work can't really wait though. Hopefully a sling can help you. Other than that, I'm afraid I don't really have any advice.

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