second baby-also in second time mums
Jun 25, 2010 2:10AM
how did you cope with number 2? i find my son hard at times as he is sleeping little at the mo and im worried how i will cope with another baby?
Jun 24, 2010 6:53AM
I have found it extremely hard! It took me 3 months to get into some sort of reasonable routine with both of them and i dont get any time at all with my first dd who is 2 1/2 as i am exc breast feeding which is going well so i cant go anywhere without dd 2!! Saying that its lovely to see the both of them together dd 2 is now 4 months and doing a but more. I thought it would be hard but it def surprised me. My dd1 went through a phase of waking aswell as baby and i was fooked lol!! Anyway thats prob not what you wanted to here and im sure there are other mums which would say diff xx
Jun 24, 2010 7:26AM
when you say get into a routine, how do you mean? bedtime.waking time?
Jun 24, 2010 9:30AM
i found it hard the first 6 weeks but i think you always do with a baby wither its the forst or 8th! honestly, i dont think it really makes a big differance to us, she has slotted into our routine so well but then again she is a very placid and content baby, if we had a yappy colicy baby it might be a differant story. x
Jun 24, 2010 10:37AM
I definitely haven't found it a piece of cake but it's in NO way as much hard work as people told me it would be. I'd say it's half as much work again, rather than double the work. I totally set myself up to expect horrors but I LOVE it. There is so much to do to care for them both and look after the house too I sort of approach it like a job, a job which keeps me very busy but very happy
Having said that, dd1 (18 months) is a good girl with food and naps and general behaviour 90% of the time, plus she adores her little sister (who is 3 months and although a bit sicky and windy does sleep well at night) - so perhaps I am lucky and would find things harder with babies of a different temperament.
Jun 24, 2010 12:19PM
see my son is fine in day, normal activites ect. he eats and drinks well althoough we still trying to get him to feed himself with spoon. its sleep-he isnt the worst i have heard off and most nights he sleeps through. but wakes early and is hard to settle.
Jun 24, 2010 1:10PM
Same! My dd1 wakes as early as 5am sometimes
( I think I'm just used to functioning on 5-6 hrs' sleep (by the time dd2 wakes for feeds too). I tell myself it won't be forever.
Jun 25, 2010 2:10AM
and sods law they wake at different times
May 12, 2019 12:04PM
hi everyone, new here but desperate for advice! My son is 1 month old on Tuesday and has been bottle feeding for the past 2 weeks. He has had problems since. He is extremely irritable, I’m sure my Son doesn’t have anytime while awake not crying, he cries ALL the time and I try EVERYTHING with no success. I have been to the hospital and doctors and they are so very unhelpful, they just tell me he has colic and basically I have to deal with it. I am almost certain, and the hospital also said, he has reflux (silent) as he rarely spits up but it is getting far worse and he is becoming more and more irritable, coughing after feeds and in between and starting to refuse feeds, scream, want them, take them and scream again. He has had Carobel from the hospital as they didn’t want to give Gaviscon due to chance of constipation, but it did absolutely nothing for him. He is now simply on infacol but has trouble pooing, which causes him distress, but is very runny. I guess i am I am desperately looking for advice on what to do, as it is increasingly hard with a baby that cries all day and won’t sleep or settle due to milk coming back up. I feel like I’m missing something and not giving him what he needs? HE IS SUCH A HUNGRY BABY! I feed him, change his nappy, cuddle him, sing to him, wind him, put him in swinger, walk round house, car - I am lost! Health visitor has done a referral to dietician however who knows how long this will take! Dad is lactose intolerant. Also, how much does your baby eat, or did eat at 1 month? Mine wants food every 1.5/2 hours! Please help!
Apr 29, 2019 9:53AM
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