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how to... momma of an angel Due July 5 (girl); Arkansas 762 posts
18th Jul '12

Break a child from wanting to be picked up all the time..? My mom n stepmom keep holding my daughter every time she crys and the hospital has her spoiled to were she hates sleeping flat so she been sleeping in the bouncer instead of the crib... she hates her crib well anyways i feed her n change her n try sitting her in the crib when she falls asleep but she screams so i put her in the bouncer n she screams some more so i pick her up to check her diaper but as soon as i get her in my arms shes asleep on me... i dont know how to get her to stop screaming n sleep in the crib....any ideas? she also wont sleep if i turn off the tv... i hate just letting her scream n cry but i know she is fine n safe... what do i do?

user banned Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
18th Jul '12

How old is she?

AprilR 12-12-12 Due December 11 (girl); 19 kids; Maine 4739 posts
18th Jul '12
Quoting 1st1ontheway:" How old is she?"

Ya.. how old hun?

user banned Due September 18 (boy); 1 child; California 21617 posts
18th Jul '12

She's not spoiled, she's a newborn.

......................... Santa Fe, New Mexico 46828 posts
18th Jul '12

How old is she? My daughter loved being carried until she was old enough to crawl. Its easier for them to investigate things. She also had to be elevated when she slept because she had reflux for a little while.

user banned Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
18th Jul '12
Quoting AprilR 12-12-12:" Ya.. how old hun?"

I just looked at her last post and she says her baby is two weeks old.




OP you cant break her of that right now. Newborns cry because they need something. Even if its just some comfort. She could be gassy also.

momma of an angel Due July 5 (girl); Arkansas 762 posts
18th Jul '12

She is two weeks but she eats, needs a diaper change then sleeps 5-6 hours and does it againg but if she knows im not there or i trying laying her down when she falls asleep she is mad.. n the crib ...no she wont be i the crib at all!

melindapple 1 child; Michigan 5425 posts
18th Jul '12

according to ur last pos t shes 2 weeks old. so not spoiled.

AprilR 12-12-12 Due December 11 (girl); 19 kids; Maine 4739 posts
18th Jul '12
Quoting Mama♥Sweetpea:" She's not spoiled, she's a newborn. "


Awe shes newborn? I would hold her whenever she wanted to be held.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
18th Jul '12
Quoting momma of an angel:" She is two weeks but she eats, needs a diaper change then sleeps 5-6 hours and does it againg but if ... [snip!] ... im not there or i trying laying her down when she falls asleep she is mad.. n the crib ...no she wont be i the crib at all!"



That sounds completely normal



You're not spoiling her at all

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
18th Jul '12
Quoting momma of an angel:" She is two weeks but she eats, needs a diaper change then sleeps 5-6 hours and does it againg but if ... [snip!] ... im not there or i trying laying her down when she falls asleep she is mad.. n the crib ...no she wont be i the crib at all!"


so, thats the only way she can communicate with you right now.any little thing can upset her. at that age shes going to cry a lot you cant break her of that

user banned Due January 20; 33 kids; North Carolina 14662 posts
18th Jul '12

She's 2 weeks old, Are you kidding me?
You want to break her of being held all the time? Wow, just wow

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
18th Jul '12

You can't spoil a newborn. :roll:

ღ my ☼ Michigan 7713 posts
18th Jul '12
Quoting momma of an angel:" She is two weeks but she eats, needs a diaper change then sleeps 5-6 hours and does it againg but if ... [snip!] ... im not there or i trying laying her down when she falls asleep she is mad.. n the crib ...no she wont be i the crib at all!"


A 2 week old is not spoiled. She is scared and totally unaware of her surroundings and what is going on around her. She needs to be held so she can feel the comfort of you. You are her safety blanket right now.



Worry about breaking her of bad habits later on, and enjoy the fact that she wants to be held by you.
Get a wrap and wear her.

Logan,Lilly&Landen's Mom♥ 3 kids; Virginia 2836 posts
18th Jul '12

My daughter is 8 months old and still wants to be held most of the time. When she was 2 weeks old i was always holding her and co sleeping. You had the baby, hold her if thats what she wants shes a BABY! Alls she knows is mommy and thats where she feels comfortable. Enjoy it, it will be gone before you know it and they wont want to be held.