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    Help I just don't know what to do...

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    This is horrible. Right now Dawson is in his bassinet crying and screaming. I've been trying to console him for hours, as has everyone and he just won't calm down. I finally just put him in his bassinet, after making sure all is well in food and diaper departments, and i'm just going to wait for 10 minutes or so and see what happens.

    I feel so bad that I can't help him. I don't know what he wants. We did do a bunch of errands so maybe he is just overstimulated but he seemed asleep the whole time so I figured he wouldn't be bothered.

    I hate this. He is just screaming and I can't help him. What am I supposed to do?

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    I would put him in a sling and just sort of bounce around the house, shushing loudly(the same volume as his screaming) or try turning on a hair dryer or vacuum
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    Try swaddling him if the sling doesn't work... but white noise should help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta View Post
    I would put him in a sling and just sort of bounce around the house, shushing loudly(the same volume as his screaming) or try turning on a hair dryer or vacuum
    I tried walking him around for an hour trying to console him and he just cried harder. I put on white noise and such and still he's going nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brentscrystal View Post
    Try swaddling him if the sling doesn't work... but white noise should help.
    he's swaddeled right now....

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    Bailey would hush at that age for the vacuum or the hair dryer.
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    It's so hard at first. I totally understand. I second the sling and movement thing. Holding them is somehow different. It the sling, they are all curled up and usually shielded a bit from direct light and they get to hear your heartbeat on stereo. Sometimes I'd just hummmm or shush loudly like Loretta suggested and rock and pace until I got tired. Then I'd do the white noise and swaddle and rock. If that didn't work, then I'd give myself some small break, even if its just a splash of cold water on my face, a cold drink and a few deep breaths in the bathroom and then try all over again. He's so little and still getting used to this world full of sensations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marley View Post
    It's so hard at first. I totally understand. I second the sling and movement thing. Holding them is somehow different. It the sling, they are all curled up and usually shielded a bit from direct light and they get to hear your heartbeat on stereo. Sometimes I'd just hummmm or shush loudly like Loretta suggested and rock and pace until I got tired. Then I'd do the white noise and swaddle and rock. If that didn't work, then I'd give myself some small break, even if its just a splash of cold water on my face, a cold drink and a few deep breaths in the bathroom and then try all over again. He's so little and still getting used to this world full of sensations.

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    tried taking him for a spin around the block in the car? thats always a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marley View Post
    It's so hard at first. I totally understand. I second the sling and movement thing. Holding them is somehow different. It the sling, they are all curled up and usually shielded a bit from direct light and they get to hear your heartbeat on stereo. Sometimes I'd just hummmm or shush loudly like Loretta suggested and rock and pace until I got tired. Then I'd do the white noise and swaddle and rock. If that didn't work, then I'd give myself some small break, even if its just a splash of cold water on my face, a cold drink and a few deep breaths in the bathroom and then try all over again. He's so little and still getting used to this world full of sensations.

    Hang in there mama.

    Great advice.
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