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#1 Mummy Katelyn

Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:43 PM

Hi. My little baby boy Angus Jr is not sleeping at home, but was sleeping in the hospital? What is wrong: does he like it at the hospital or does he just not cooperating with me?? Thanks Katelyn

Edited by Mummy Katelyn, 19 February 2012 - 05:44 PM.


#2 CharliMarley

Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:48 PM

Babies like to hear all the noise of the household and they really are not used to quiet, so just go about your house with the t.v. on and the vacuuming being done. If he doesn't sleep, could you get a sling and he will love to be near your skin and hear your heartbeat, as you go about your housework or even sitting on the couch. I am sure he will sleep in the sling and listen to the household noise.

#3 Mummy Katelyn

Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:51 PM

QUOTE (mollysheepdog @ 19/02/2012, 06:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Babies like to hear all the noise of the household and they really are not used to quiet, so just go about your house with the t.v. on and the vacuuming being done. If he doesn't sleep, could you get a sling and he will love to be near your skin and hear your heartbeat, as you go about your housework or even sitting on the couch. I am sure he will sleep in the sling and listen to the household noise.

Thanks so much!!!! I may have to buy a sling  biggrin.gif

#4 ajo

Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:54 PM

I used to place a small radio near my sons head turned down low but with a bit of noise so he was used to noise, the radio can also be off frequency as apparently this can imitate the noises from the womb, like pp bubs is most likely used to the noise light etc from hospital, goodluck original.gif

#5 Mummy Katelyn

Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:56 PM

QUOTE (ajo @ 19/02/2012, 06:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I used to place a small radio near my sons head turned down low but with a bit of noise so he was used to noise, the radio can also be off frequency as apparently this can imitate the noises from the womb, like pp bubs is most likely used to the noise light etc from hospital, goodluck original.gif

Thanks so much. Will try that aswell!!! Keep post everyone have to go to dinner,be back on later!! original.gif

#6 Cranky Kitten

Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:01 PM

First off, congratulations on the birth of your new baby boy original.gif

Right now, everything is all new and overwhelming for him. If you've ruled out all the obvious problems (dirty nappy, hungry, hot/cold etc) you could try wrapping him up and laying him on your chest or holding him in a sling close to you - being near you is his security right now. Crooning to him softly while rocking him in your arms in a semi-dark room is also a good option if he is over-tired or over-stimulated.

The first few days at home can be really tough as they adjust to the new environment. Try not to take it personally, he will settle in soon enough.

#7 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:19 PM

Not sure how long you were in hospital, but babies can be really sleepy for the first few days, he is probably just waking up now you are home.

Have you got a bassinet you can rock back and forth, or bring the pram in the living room and rock that back and forth over a bump (like the edge of a rug)?  That worked for me when I had had enough of wearing him.

#8 BadgerBasher

Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:31 PM

The only way DD would sleep for the first 2 or 3 months were if I'd wrapped her quite tightly and then put her in the sling until she was asleep.

In the colder months, an idea is to put a wheat bag in the cot/bassinet just to warm the blankets, then take it out when you put baby to bed.

Congrats on your new baby!

#9 winkywonkeydonkey

Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:43 PM

Most newborns are sleepy for a few days and then they start waking up.... just hold him close and plenty of time at the breast to bring your milk in ( if your bf)



#10 Mummy Katelyn

Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:46 PM

Thanks all, will have try all of them. I am a bf

#11 Mummy Katelyn

Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:31 AM

QUOTE (Cranky Kitten @ 19/02/2012, 06:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
First off, congratulations on the birth of your new baby boy original.gif

Right now, everything is all new and overwhelming for him. If you've ruled out all the obvious problems (dirty nappy, hungry, hot/cold etc) you could try wrapping him up and laying him on your chest or holding him in a sling close to you - being near you is his security right now. Crooning to him softly while rocking him in your arms in a semi-dark room is also a good option if he is over-tired or over-stimulated.

The first few days at home can be really tough as they adjust to the new environment. Try not to take it personally, he will settle in soon enough.

Thanks so much!! I was laying Angus Jr on my chest last night in his room (on the bed I put in his room) and he fell asleep biggrin.gif. YAY Thanks so much, I am going to buy a sling today!!

#12 Mummy Katelyn

Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:33 AM

QUOTE (meggs1 @ 19/02/2012, 06:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not sure how long you were in hospital, but babies can be really sleepy for the first few days, he is probably just waking up now you are home.

Have you got a bassinet you can rock back and forth, or bring the pram in the living room and rock that back and forth over a bump (like the edge of a rug)?  That worked for me when I had had enough of wearing him.

I have a cot in his room and a single bed so that I can sleep there if I need to original.gif. Will try using the pram!!

#13 Mummy Katelyn

Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:35 AM

QUOTE (BadgerBasher @ 19/02/2012, 07:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The only way DD would sleep for the first 2 or 3 months were if I'd wrapped her quite tightly and then put her in the sling until she was asleep.

In the colder months, an idea is to put a wheat bag in the cot/bassinet just to warm the blankets, then take it out when you put baby to bed.

Congrats on your new baby!

Thanks will try that!! Sling is being brought today

#14 Mummy Katelyn

Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:36 AM

QUOTE (winkywonkeydonkey @ 19/02/2012, 07:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Most newborns are sleepy for a few days and then they start waking up.... just hold him close and plenty of time at the breast to bring your milk in ( if your bf)

I do breast feed so will try that!!  happy.gif

Edited by Mummy Katelyn, 20 February 2012 - 07:39 AM.


#15 lozoodle

Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:40 AM

Its pretty normal, don't worry. The first few days they are really sleepy as the whole birth process really takes it out of them.

Once they wake up a bit it can be a shock to the system. Even more so around the 4 week mark.


#16 Mummy Katelyn

Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:49 AM

QUOTE (lozoodle @ 20/02/2012, 08:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Its pretty normal, don't worry. The first few days they are really sleepy as the whole birth process really takes it out of them.

Once they wake up a bit it can be a shock to the system. Even more so around the 4 week mark.

Okay Thanks

#17 mum201

Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:01 AM

Hi OP

I can feel your pain from here!  I cringe thinking about those first few weeks.....it is really hard, just hang in there because it does get better really, really soon!  I can only say what worked for mine which was he had to be held ALL the time. So if your DH/DP/mother/aunt/brother (ok you get my drift) can hold bubs for a while, while you get some sleep, this is great.  Don't even worry about trying to get him to sleep in a bed yet if he doesn't naturally take to it, as he doesn't realise he's on the outside yet.  A pram, rocker, sling are all great suggestions...... if your partner can take him for an hour's drive just so you can get some respite, that might help.

The one thing that really helped me was a sling (hug-a-bub) and wish I had used it from day one.  Sends them right to sleep and you have your arms free. Plus it makes them feel secure.

Honestly just hang in there, I noticed things got way better at 1 month and then another big leap of sanity at 2 and a bit months.  Don't worry, you will get to sleep again!

#18 Mummy Katelyn

Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:08 AM

QUOTE (mum201 @ 20/02/2012, 08:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi OP

I can feel your pain from here!  I cringe thinking about those first few weeks.....it is really hard, just hang in there because it does get better really, really soon!  I can only say what worked for mine which was he had to be held ALL the time. So if your DH/DP/mother/aunt/brother (ok you get my drift) can hold bubs for a while, while you get some sleep, this is great.  Don't even worry about trying to get him to sleep in a bed yet if he doesn't naturally take to it, as he doesn't realise he's on the outside yet.  A pram, rocker, sling are all great suggestions...... if your partner can take him for an hour's drive just so you can get some respite, that might help.

The one thing that really helped me was a sling (hug-a-bub) and wish I had used it from day one.  Sends them right to sleep and you have your arms free. Plus it makes them feel secure.

Honestly just hang in there, I noticed things got way better at 1 month and then another big leap of sanity at 2 and a bit months.  Don't worry, you will get to sleep again!

Thanks so much. DD was/is a great sleeper now!!! DS is a little monster at sleeping  mad.gif mad.gif

#19 mum201

Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:34 AM

QUOTE (Mummy Katelyn @ 20/02/2012, 09:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks so much. DD was/is a great sleeper now!!! DS is a little monster at sleeping  mad.gif mad.gif


Yup - my friend's kid slept straight through the night from day one, sometimes waking up at 2.30am for a feed  ohmy.gif  I did not realise that this was one in a million!!!!

I was expecting things to be a little worse than this but not as shocking as it was.  My DS did not sleep out of arms for a few weeks!!! AAAHHHHH  But at 2.5 months I am calling him the sleep master.  He can't self settle quite yet, but his night time record is now 9 hours straight, and day naps are getting there bit by bit.

Ooooohhh the other thing that helps him is an iPhone app called 'Baby sleeping wonder'- it's just wave sounds with a heartbeat, but it helps the little guy through his sleep cycles.

#20 Mummy Katelyn

Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:37 AM

QUOTE (mum201 @ 20/02/2012, 09:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yup - my friend's kid slept straight through the night from day one, sometimes waking up at 2.30am for a feed  ohmy.gif  I did not realise that this was one in a million!!!!

I was expecting things to be a little worse than this but not as shocking as it was.  My DS did not sleep out of arms for a few weeks!!! AAAHHHHH  But at 2.5 months I am calling him the sleep master.  He can't self settle quite yet, but his night time record is now 9 hours straight, and day naps are getting there bit by bit.

Ooooohhh the other thing that helps him is an iPhone app called 'Baby sleeping wonder'- it's just wave sounds with a heartbeat, but it helps the little guy through his sleep cycles.

Thanks. Do not have a iPhone yet, but I getting one soon!!! (Hopeful). That will be one of the apps to get!!




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