Nuk, Num Nums, Thumb: How Do You Soothe Your Little One?
As I type, I am feeling the let down as the newborn finally sleeps for more than an hour on his own. It's been a rough six weeks of around the clock nursing, bouncing, rocking and diaper changes. You know the routine, feed, burb, bounce bounce rock rock, diaper change, repeat. I thought certainly third time's a charm, but not in this case. It seems harder this time around. Baby H spits up A LOT. His burps are like his older brothers belches which surely has to hurt his tummy. He is in constant need of being soothed. As much as I love holding and cuddling the baby, I feel relief when I finally get a break from being a human pacifier. The sling is great, but he's not always happy in it. The soothie also sometimes appeases him. We are also working through lullabies and music to see what song will have that magical effect of calming him down. I've been desparate enough to try to train him to suck his thumb, but that hasn't worked either. O.k. mamas, what magical combination worked for you to soothe your little one? I know things will get better soon, but at what point did you feel things turned a corner?