bmags Posted June 29, 2022 Share Posted June 29, 2022 9 hours ago, pettie4sox said: Any tips for dealing with a fussy newborn? Sorry bud. It's going to feel like forever but promise it will just kinda evaporate. Your pediatrician should have some good tips based on if its around trouble staying asleep, getting to sleep, or discomfort. For calming my kids down to sleep, I always felt like walking and bouncing them gently got them to a sleep state quickest, but my wife always rocked and didn't like the walking. When they were really crying, I did this I found on a youtube one day but now I can't find. I swaddled them (while still possible), and laid them on their back onto my lap while I was sitting, with their heads toward my knee. Then I would have my hands gently on their front, and rock my knees side to side while I shushed. I don't know how clear that is in text but it was my go-to. A lot of this stuff is in here: This also won't help you for a few weeks, but we swore by this book. But we also may have just been lucky. https://www.amazon.com/Twelve-Hours-Sleep-Weeks-Step/dp/0525949593/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3GZH1D99VU8I3&keywords=12+weeks+of+sleep+by+12+weeks+old&qid=1656512769&sprefix=12+weeks+of+sleep+by+12+weeks+old%2Caps%2C65&sr=8-1 One thing that sucks is our infants always really calmed down in the rock 'n play chairs, which were inclined rockers. They have almost all been recalled. But I know last case scenario I'd also put mine in their car seat carrier and swing them back and forth in pretty wide swings. This stuff all worked on my kids. Then I watched my cousins baby and none of it worked lol. But they like motion, shushing, sucking, and you'll find the right combo for your kid. 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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