is my baby normal or am i not coping too well!!

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  1. shell30984

    shell30984 Well-Known Member

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    hi all,

    i haven't been on here for a while...but have had the sneaky look when i get 5mins, just to see how you are all doing :)

    my LO is now 4 weeks old, and i love him to bits....but all he does is cry!! is this normal? when he is not sleeping, then he is crying/screaming!! i have tried everything i can, winding - gripe water etc, cuddles, nappies, see if he is too hot/cold, leave him alone.
    i spend all of my day trying to see what is wrong with him, so just want to no if this is normal? or if im finding it more difficult than i thought it would be :(
     
  2. Maria1977

    Maria1977 Well-Known Member

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    Have you spoken to a gp or health visitor hun?

    some babies do cry alot, but I wouldn't have thought a baby should be crying all the time and nothing soothes them?

    I'd speak to a health professional and get some advice/reassurance.

    :hug:
     
  3. positivity :)

    positivity :) Well-Known Member

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    I agree, sounds a little too much to me xx
     
  4. Franna75

    Franna75 Well-Known Member

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    My LO cried a lot in the first six weeks - i put it down to colic and reflux. He now very rarely cries. I'm sorry its not much help, but i just wanted you to know there is a light at the end of the tunnel and it does get better.

    One thing I would say and I know it's difficult, but the more sleep they get the better. I've posted this routine to a couple of people on here who have said it helped them. Maybe try and give it a go it helped me, but didnt discover it until 3 months.

    http://www.boswellbunch.com/simone/Babies/Newborns....html

    Always good to speak to HV though, just in case...good luck :)
     
  5. shell30984

    shell30984 Well-Known Member

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    i didnt realise you can over stimulate a baby so easily?? that article has lots of helpful advice, i'll have a go and see if it helps.
    i do understand that some babies cry alot, and it may be normal for him ;) but it is draining trying to constantly soothe him all day. i will speak to my HV when i can and see what she says.

    he is finally asleep now! hopefully he will now let me get changed out of my pj's lol
     
  6. Alexandra84

    Alexandra84 Well-Known Member

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    One of the ladies at our NCT class had a little one who was like that and he did grow out of it within a couple of months and now cries much less. She said that carrying him around in a sling helped either because he found it soothing or because he fell asleep in it a lot.
    It must be very tough to deal with so you have all my sympathies and I hope he grows out of it soon x.
     
  7. Hunnie

    Hunnie Well-Known Member

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    Agree with the sling. Sophie has days where she is whingy and crys more than normal. I pop her in the sling and she fights a little at first, I get on with jobs such as folding the washing and within 5 mins she's asleep x
     
  8. shell30984

    shell30984 Well-Known Member

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    where do you get these slings from? are they expensive?
     
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