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    Default Getting out with a newborn

    Hi I became a new mum 3 weeks ago and am not sure how to get out of the house on time with my little newborn when he's been unsettled, and then finally feeds and falls asleep a mere 30minutes before I would have to leave the house. He's not like that all the time but on occasion it turn out that way and im finding it very unstructured / hard to plan things. Once he's asleep after an unsettled morning like that, I am hesitant to wake him to go out. But I don't want to be housebound and not feel like I'm in control either.

    Any advice or experiences ate appreciated.

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    Subbing as I am due soon and I'd like to be able to be out and about with my newborn

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    I have a 4 week old so can feel your pain.... I think its unavoidable the first few weeks! Do you have to feed him at home? If not, this will give you more flexibility. I understand how it is not always possible to get out though - I was on a feed/bottle/pump/tummy time regime which took almost 2 hours and then I had to start again an hour later

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    I didn't drive very much in the first three months due to this. I only ever organised to go places walking distance so I could just put DS in the pram if he needed to go down prior to leaving. If you do you need to drive and have a capsule maybe just put bubs down in that so easily transferred to car. If you don't have a capsule I think they are fairly cheap to hire through your local council.

    Hope this helps.

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    Never wake a sleeping baby!!

    I hate to be the one to tell you but you really need to work to your baby's schedule for the first few months. As the pp said, if you want to go for a walk, put baby down in the stroller or wake till they wake up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FutureMa View Post
    Never wake a sleeping baby!!

    I hate to be the one to tell you but you really need to work to your baby's schedule for the first few months. As the pp said, if you want to go for a walk, put baby down in the stroller or wake till they wake up.

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    ^^ agreed.. NEVER wake a sleeping baby! In the first 10-12 weeks I cancelled/rescheduled appointments/catch ups all the time.

    DD is now 4mo and is in a rough routine however things don't always go to plan and on the odd occasion I still have to change things around.. If she falls asleep while I'm at the shop to pick one thing up we end up walking around the shops for an hour till she wakes up.

    Good luck with it all 😄

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    I remember this feeling....! We were lucky that ds would usually switch from car / pram / bassinet etc quite easily, however when he was unsettled I wouldn't even risk it.

    I also found it very difficult as I am one that likes to be busy and organized. I had to learn that it's okay not to do everything in a day, to accept each day is different and to go with the flow

    Good luck, it does get easier!

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    Don't worry if you have to wake bubs, it's not a huge deal. I never wake my DS, because he is my first and I don't have a life lol, but when the second baby comes along they will have to get used to school drop offs, drs appointments, swimming lessons etc for their big bro.
    Unfortunately that is the life for subsequent children and they all seem to be not the worse off for it

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    We have a capsule so just transfer DS in that. I feed him before we leave, put him in and we limit our outing. He's 4 days old.

    We've did our weekly grocery shop today, fed him, put him in the capsule and transfer to pram and back, he woke just as we started to head home. A travel system is great but I did the same with my second with no such system.

    I don't make appts early morning and try not to stress if I run late. I agree to allowing to be flexible but I can't fit around DS time table so we adjust a little to fit him in. You will find something that works. But don't stress or push you or bubs.

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    Just make all day sleeps in pram or capsule so you can head out whenever.


 

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