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    Quote Originally Posted by newmumjune12 View Post
    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.
    Congrats on your new bub!

    Little ones can be like that- totally normal.

    I used to wake DD if I HAD to be somewhere (doctors, CFHN, Imunisations etc)

    If it was a lunch outting, or going to a friends house/shopping, I'd call & move the time/date or ask them to come visit us insted.

    Do you have a capsule/stridder?

    We had a capsule, so if I fed and DD fell asleep & I knew we had to leave soon, I'd put her down in the capsule(insted of cot) then slot the capsule into the car when we left.

    3 weeks is still so little. I don't think I left the house with DD till she was 6 weeks old.

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    I had to wake ds regularly to nurse as he had bad jaundice,

    I also just went, if he was asleep he learned very quickly to sleep almost anywhere.

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    I have a 3 week old and am another for feeding and putting him into capsule if I know we're going out. He's unsettled as well (reflux) so I know the feeling! Have found that he usually sleeps better when we're out for some reason... Loves his capsule so he's settled in the car/pram and sleeps really well through noise. I feed him when we're out as well, have pretty much mastered BF without flashing myself everywhere! Good luck OP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemmi View Post
    I had to wake ds regularly to nurse as he had bad jaundice,

    I also just went, if he was asleep he learned very quickly to sleep almost anywhere.

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    This. I'd never get anywhere if I didn't wake a sleeping baby! He quickly goes back to sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Von Zipper View Post
    This. I'd never get anywhere if I didn't wake a sleeping baby! He quickly goes back to sleep.
    Same for me!

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    I tried not to plan too much in the first 6-8 weeks (asides from doctors appointments or seeing CHN). The rest of the time we would just wing it and decide to go out after a feed or while he was still awake and content. Also I had a c-section so didn't really feel like going out much in the first few weeks and when I did I was relying on DH to drive.

    I also had a travel system so this definitely made things easier being able to move DS from car to pram to house etc if he did fall asleep. If I didn't have this I don't think I would have wanted to leave the house as much!

    I think sometimes it's unavoidable waking a sleeping baby but I found when DS was still little he would fall asleep almost instantly in the car which was great!

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    I was blessed with a baby that would sleep anytime anywhere, although we didn't really leave the house very much until she was about 8 weeks old!

    If it's possible to walk with the pram - do that as bubby has little to no disturbance. If you have to drive i'd suggest going directly after a feed, both my bubbys were always easier to manage with a full belly (as most are!).

    Do whatever you feel comfortable with, and you'll find a way that works for you x

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    I remember those first few weeks feeling so trapped in the house! Especially since I had such an unsettled baby who would want to feed pretty much all the time. It does get better and easier once they are a little bit older. My baby is almost 11 weeks and I've only just started feeling confident about leaving the house with him. I started out by doing small trips, so just a little walk around the block in the pram. For bigger trips I'd try to time it for after a feed, then put him in his capsule/pram and he would usually fall asleep then. I didn't have a problem BFing in public, but they take soooo long to feed when they are little that it was a bit inconvenient to have to sit somewhere for 40 minutes to do a feed, heh.

    Now he is bigger I still try to time stuff after a feed so I know he will be in a good mood, and if I'm going somewhere we will be walking (supermarket, markets, etc.) then I wear him in a Sleepy Wrap and he will usually doze off and snooze the whole time.

    Does your baby sleep in the car or pram? If they transfer well then I'd say just try to ease them into the carseat and go do what you want. But don't feel forced because they are only tiny for so long! I was determined not to be 'stuck' at home but if I had my time over I'd probably spend the first six weeks on the couch in my pajamas...


 

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