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2 years ago

First night home with newborn...and haven’t slept a wink! Need advice!

I brought my precious little girl home yesterday and she’s amazing. This is my first baby so although I read a ton beforehand, I really am learning as I go. Our first night at home was rough...I haven’t slept at all. I figured she would at least sleep for a few hours at a time, but no such luck. Between the feedings and diaper changes (and outfits - diaper blowout already!), she also was fussy in the bassinet. When I give her a pacifier she stops, but then it falls out of her mouth and I’m constantly putting it back in or she cries. I tried getting her to fall asleep holding her then put her back in the bassinet without the pacifier, but that doesn’t last long until she cries. I have barely laid down and haven’t slept. I’m holding her sitting up in bed so I can at least be comfortable for a few minutes and she’s content, however I know I can’t do this very long as I don’t want to get to a point where I fall asleep with her in my arms! Help! Any advice on how can I get her to sleep in the bassinet?? Seems like she’s only content and will sleep when I’m holding her!

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2 years ago

I have a co-sleeper bed that my Newborn sleeps in right next to me. Also, I have a fan going for white noise. You should also let her sleep during the day with lots of noise....they are used to all the noise from the womb

2 years ago

Put something that smells like you in the bassinet in the day time and make it warm with a hot water bottle before you put her in, worked really well with my little girl took a few days and she settled x

2 years ago

Soo cute.

2 years ago

For us the first few weeks she only slept in our arms. We used to take it in turns to sleep for a few hours or hold the baby. It gets better though!!

2 years ago

Wrap her in a T-shirt or clothing u have been wearing when u put her down. I had this slightly clingy issue with my daughter but that worked a treat.

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