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    Default How do u get out & about with a newborn?

    What do u ladies do if u have to go out & bubs is asleep? My DS wakes up when I try & put him in the car midway thru a sleep then screams & won't resettle. I now don't go places unless it coincidently coincides with when he has just fed.

    Feeling very trapped at the moment & can't plan anything :-(

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    Default How do u get out & about with a newborn?

    Some bubs are just not 'transferable'! And some like my DD never sleep in the pram either I'd try and say to people that could be flexible that I'd text them when bubs wakes to meet them so that I wouldn't have to wake her but you can't always do this. But sometimes you will have to wake bubs as you won't be able to avoid it.

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    Default How do u get out & about with a newborn?

    How old is bubs? My DD is 6 months now and can stay awake for longer but u remember just putting her in the car some days because I just had to get out. The stage passes, hang in there

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    Default How do u get out & about with a newborn?

    I just went places after he woke up. Are you bf? If you are, you could just feed him before you pop him in the capsule an he may go back to sleep. Or if you know you need to be somewhere, and he's due for a sleep, could you go early so he is asleep in the capsule already? I used to stick my ds in the capsule an the pram and walk around for a bit if I needed to be somewhere at a certain time.

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    Luckily for us our bub doesn't unsettle when moved around when sleeping. She wakes very briefly but will then doze off again in the car seat or pram. I hope getting out and about gets easier for you soon

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    I just put them in the car and when stop I fed and cuddle. I don't have the choice of staying home as the other kids still need to get to and from school and appointments. Bub will get used to it eventually. It is really hard but you will get there. It's only time I let my bubs cry. I hate every minute of it but life just doesn't stop.

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    I appreciate your problem. Never had it but so many of my friends did. People are usually understanding and if you can handle short trips of screaming then that may be the best you have. I also found these friends just walked everywhere with the pram, where they didn't bother with the transferring.

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    Default How do u get out & about with a newborn?

    We also had a capsule that fitted the pram on the rare occasions that we could transfer DD

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    Default How do u get out & about with a newborn?

    I second the capsule! If you know you are going out can you put bub down for a nap in the capsule? Can't stay in them too long though of course.

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    Default How do u get out & about with a newborn?

    My DS is 13 weeks old, so we have just grown out of that newborn stage. We used to just put DS in the capsule then lug the capsule around everywhere. If he fell asleep in it we would leave him in it (with supervision of course). A few times I fed him then put him in the capsule to drift off, then put him in the car.

    As a pp said, some mums (like me) just walk and take the pram. We know all of our local shops now! Much easier than trying to do a trip in the car.

    I also used my ergo carrier when we got to our destination if he was awake and crying. Being snuggled up in the carrier would calm him down within a couple of minutes. He'd drift off and I could get on with the shopping, cafe chatting etc.

    I found DS grew out of it at around 10 weeks old. Since then we have been able to go out heaps. I just make sure i feed him just before we go so he's nice and blissed out and I keep a bottle of expressed milk in my handbag just in case. I find a little bit of milk calms him down if he is a bit ratty.

    Don't worry OP, the feeling will pass and you'll be able to get out and about more easily. Just hang in there.


 

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