I'm not sure what's going on with my son but for the past 3 days he has been staying awake 3-4 hours at a time... He's about 5 weeks old and lately he's been drinking ALOT more breast milk (i pump and feed he won't latch everytime). He went from drinking 4 oz to about 7oz out of nowhere, so I'm thinking it's a growth spurt but would that make him stay up? Also, what do I do to occupy him while he's awake? I feel like reading books and singing to him is getting old, it makes him a little fussy but I don't want him just sitting in his swing while he's up!
I stare at them, play music, sit them in their swing/bouncer/play mat.
Nothing really they can do...
SO and I would hand her back and fourth talk to her, play with her, give her a bath, take a walk outside etc.
Pretty much just had a billion photoshoots.
Quoting JessieLeeAnne:" Um... I stare at them, play music, sit them in their swing/bouncer/play mat. Nothing really they can do..."
That's all I've been doing, I just feel like if I put him down while he's awake I'm neglecting him... I know I'm NOT but I just feel like if he's awake he HAS to be with me for some reason.
You could get a sling so that you can carry him with you while you do things around the house. Talk to him, sing to him. I had a play gym for DS and he loved that.
It's been a while since my oldest was that young and DD is only 2 weeks but I'm sure at 5 weeks he can grasp toys and things.
My DD slept less through growth spurts but your LO is5 weeks. They normally sleep less around that time. Id have.DD.on the.floor for tummy time or I'd hid her or have her laying down in her pack and play. She didn't need me to do much with her at that age. I miss those days....
Quoting ☼ M
I would play with him on his activity mat, do tummy time, carry him in my moby wrap as I vacuumed (he loves the sound), and read and sing to him...
Usually when he's awake he gets handed off to grandma or great grandma because they wanna see him when he's awake lol. Or SO or I will hold him and try our best to entertain him until he falls asleep again.
my daughter slept all day. lol my son ( 2 weeks) is awake for 4-5 hours a day. we cuddle, nurse, watch his sister play, talk and stare at each other. lol
Quoting Katie[ღ]Siℓas:" Usually when he's awake he gets handed off to grandma or great grandma because they wanna see him when ... [snip!] ... wanna see him when he's awake lol. Or SO or I will hold him and try our best to entertain him until he falls asleep again. "
I get that too..."she's awake! I want her!" I get her back when she wants to nurse and then she gets taken away again. And they wonder why I don't want to pump bottles for her...
be lucky that he sits in a swing or bouncy. My lo since day one would not sit in a swing or bouncy for a long period of time at all. hes 4 months now and still has to be with me every min hes awake
Quoting Lizplustwo:" :!: I get that too..."she's awake! I want her!" I get her back when she wants to nurse and then she gets taken away again. And they wonder why I don't want to pump bottles for her..."
Same here! Thank goodness the inlaws went home 2 weeks ago!!! I held my baby the least in the first few weeks out of everyone... Even in the hospital... yikes.
My daughter never really napped as a newborn so i ould just sit her in the boucner and talk with her, hold her, we went out for walks but at that time it was summer, so it may be cold now to do that, i put her in a baby carrier and walked around with her, i laid in bed with her to relax.