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    I wonder, OP, how many children you have?

    When DS was born I was supremely arrogant, my baby slept when he should, ate when he should, he did everything by the book - he hit all his milestones in the average time, and was a happy easy baby. He rarely cried and so far as I was concearned having babies was easy and I could prove it.

    The gods smiled upon me and DD followed. I was sure I was cursed. DD didn't sleep, screamed for hours on end, vomitted, scramed, sh@t through the eye of a needle, screamed, didn't feed, screamed, didn't burp, screamed. I was a failure as a parent. Our check list was a,ways started with checking her nappy, she HATED a dirty nappy. Forget feeding or burping - that NEVER worked. In fact she was often only settled when bathed.

    My pet peeve is supremely arrogant people like I once was, and people who assume all babies are like robots or scarves ( one size fits all )
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    I have always cleaned a poo, no matter how whingy DS was. I cannot leave a child with poo in their nappy for even a minute - that is prob my biggest annoyance TBH.

    Like WCM I hit pot luck and didn't end up with a screamer, had a very placid baby who just didn't like to sleep. I didn't become arrogant though, I just thought "holy hell my poor friend - her bub isn't so easy".

    Some babies will scream and scream and scream and parents will lovingly do whatever they can to try to comfort their little one, even if it is a dreaded bath!

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    OP, I can see you're frustrated. I can relate. I have felt lots of frustration since my son was born. Boy am I human!

    It sounds like you need sitters, for whatever reason, and you're struggling to find someone who knows how to handle your bubs. You're his/her mumma and you know them! I never imagined how fierce the desire to protect and nurture would be.

    I think the idea of leaving a list that serves as a sort of 'cheat sheet' on your baby is a great idea. Someone suggested that earlier.

    I can relate to your nappy comment. I honestly think my son could sit in his poo for hours (not that he ever has, lol) and not care. My mum was watching him for an hour the other day and he woke up screaming and then screamed more, even once she picked him up. We came in to hear a screaming baby and to see my mum trying to check his nappy. I explained to her that he seems to have no shame when I comes to the state of his nether regions, haha. All she needed to do was draw the blind in his room or take him out of his room to calm him down. Which I then filled her in about. My old next door neighbour's baby, on the other hand, would crack it royally the moment her tushie got wet! So different.

    I hope you find someone who gels with your bubs to help you out soon.

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    Well sometimes my children have been screaming because they are so tired and ready for a sleep and I always change nappies before a nap!

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    :s i often bathed ds when he was unsettled,

    I also would change his nappy.

    Babies sometimes scream ... its what babies do.

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    The OP hasn't been back.. I'm beginning to wonder if this was a troll thread to try and get people to argue except it backfired because everyone agrees.

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    A bath stops my boys from screaming in a heart beat

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    I'm confused by your post too OP.

    Even in the hospital when DD was unsettled they recommended bathing her as the water is relaxing for them so soon after leaving the womb, they live 9 months swimming in amniotic fluid after all.

    As for nappy changes I also did this when DD was screaming, we both suffered thrush when she was tiny and even the tiniest wee in her nappy would set her off so if I knew she wasn't due for a feed it was the first thing id do, THEN try and get her to sleep if I thought she may be tired.

    Water is great for babies, seriously, try it, it relaxes them almost instantly.

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    Yeah my baby cries all the damn time lol. She would never get a bath if I waited till she was calm. She also screams constantly when I Change her nappy. She hates to lay down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WorkingClassMum View Post
    I wonder, OP, how many children you have?

    When DS was born I was supremely arrogant, my baby slept when he should, ate when he should, he did everything by the book - he hit all his milestones in the average time, and was a happy easy baby. He rarely cried and so far as I was concearned having babies was easy and I could prove it.

    The gods smiled upon me and DD followed. I was sure I was cursed. DD didn't sleep, screamed for hours on end, vomitted, scramed, sh@t through the eye of a needle, screamed, didn't feed, screamed, didn't burp, screamed. I was a failure as a parent. Our check list was a,ways started with checking her nappy, she HATED a dirty nappy. Forget feeding or burping - that NEVER worked. In fact she was often only settled when bathed.

    My pet peeve is supremely arrogant people like I once was, and people who assume all babies are like robots or scarves ( one size fits all )
    That sounds like the story of my life. Sometimes I wonder how I haven't gone mad with the endless sound of dd crying, screaming, whinging.. but baths and nappies still need to be dealt with!

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