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Northwestern tiger
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How to manage fussy Baby?
As first-time parents, the past 3 weeks were an emotionally and physically draining experience.
Our new born (3 weeks old now) is constantly crying days and nights. She's been sleeping in our bed and refuses to go to sleep in a crib. She need to be constantly held-up to avoid the crying. The second we put her down (even when she is asleep), she'd wake up and start crying again. She is only getting about 6 hours of sleep a day. Her mom and I are barely getting any sleep. The only time she is not crying is when she is been breastfed.
We tried the cry-out method, and she cried for 6 straight hours at night, she almost lost her voice.
Doctors said nothing wrong with her, and she is gaining normal weight, she is just a fussy baby, and hoping for thing to get better soon.

Anyone with similar experience?


PillPusher
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Gulf Coast
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2806 posts

re: How to manage fussy Baby?
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She's been sleeping in our bed and refuses to go to sleep in a crib


Well that’s your first frick up.

But seriously feed her more. Maybe she’s hungry. Once we got our girl on a feeding schedule she cried way less. Crying is her telling you she’s hungry.
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632627
Southern Cal Fan
LA
Member since Dec 2011
9158 posts

re: How to manage fussy Baby?
Could be reflux? Common in newborns.


Lawyered
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The Sip
Member since Oct 2016
5864 posts

re: How to manage fussy Baby?
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She's been sleeping in our bed and refuses to go to sleep in a crib


Horrible precedent to start out with .



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Northwestern tiger
Minnesota Fan
Minneapolis
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re: How to manage fussy Baby?
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Well that’s your first frick up.


We have no choice, she won't stop crying.


tigerbandpiccolo
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2005
48142 posts

re: How to manage fussy Baby?
Did she get checked for reflux? Because my babies did that and then Zantac and eventually Prevacid worked wonders. And don’t let a 3 week old cry it out. Too young.

Also, read baby wise. Eat, play, sleep. Or whatever order it is.


Booyow
Member since Mar 2010
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re: How to manage fussy Baby?
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We tried the cry-out method


You don’t try the cry-out method with a 3-week-old, you fricking dipshit


Hulkklogan
LSU Fan
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Member since Oct 2010
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re: How to manage fussy Baby?
Honestly probably not much. The first 3 months are just frickin brutal for a lot of people.


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Northwestern tiger
Minnesota Fan
Minneapolis
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re: How to manage fussy Baby?
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You don’t try the cry-out method with a 3-week-old, you fricking dipshit


The doctor told us to try it a-hole


Hogbit
Arkansas Fan
Benton, AR
Member since Aug 2019
812 posts

re: How to manage fussy Baby?
You came to a sports message board for advice on child rearing?

You are incredibly brave, or incredibly stupid.



brdrone
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Member since Jul 2016
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re: How to manage fussy Baby?
more food baw - sucks to use formula early on but make it happen so the baby can sleep like one. And Gratz on the ...


Northwestern tiger
Minnesota Fan
Minneapolis
Member since Oct 2005
20832 posts

re: How to manage fussy Baby?
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Did she get checked for reflux?


I will mention that to the doctor in the next visit!

thanks


Upperdecker
LSU Fan
St. George, LA
Member since Nov 2014
19742 posts

re: How to manage fussy Baby?
You need to put her in the crib. You’re risking her life by putting her in the bed. I know someone who rolled onto their baby in their sleep and killed the baby


Hogbit
Arkansas Fan
Benton, AR
Member since Aug 2019
812 posts

re: How to manage fussy Baby?
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we have no choice


Untrue


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Northwestern tiger
Minnesota Fan
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Member since Oct 2005
20832 posts

re: How to manage fussy Baby?
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You need to put her in the crib. You’re risking her life by putting her in the bed. I know someone who rolled onto their baby in their sleep and killed the baby


That's a terrifying though.


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Raid05
Texas A&M Fan
Houston
Member since Jan 2013
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re: How to manage fussy Baby?
The Happiest Baby On The Block book worked well for my wife and I, especially the 5 S’s.


tigerbandpiccolo
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2005
48142 posts

re: How to manage fussy Baby?
Get a new doctor if they actually recommended letting the baby cry it out for 6 hours at 3 weeks old. It’s one thing for them to “fuss” some, that’s normal. But not screaming and crying for 6 hours. Your normal human animal instincts, or surely your wife’s maternal instincts, should have told you that! Dumb.


ChenierauTigre
LSU Fan
Dreamland
Member since Dec 2007
31207 posts

re: How to manage fussy Baby?
If it is reflux, she may cry when put on her back. I don't think a baby that young should be allowed to cry for hours.


Hogwarts
Arkansas Fan
Central Arkansas
Member since Sep 2015
11631 posts

re: How to manage fussy Baby?
Reflux is very common. Also, you may need to try to establish a pattern with them for sleep. The first year is rough but don’t feel defeated. Do the best you can, it will get better soon! Congrats!!


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tigerbandpiccolo
LSU Fan
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48142 posts

re: How to manage fussy Baby?
The more food thing could be right. I didn’t produce enough and my first was always screaming. Supplemented formula and he was happy.


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