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Mum

Hi, I have a girl who is six and I just gave birth to a beautiful baby boy four weeks ago. I've given cuddles, fed, changed him, winded him and he's been awake most of the day so probably over-tired but nothing I seem to do settles him. It's the same thing every night at the same time where he just cries and cries and cries.

For my own sanity I've had to leave him in his cot with the baby monitor on and literally just let him cry it out. I felt absolutely terrible for doing this but literally nothing I do seems to settle him. He's now been asleep for three hours after tiring himself out. I'm just wondering if anybody else has experienced this? It makes me feel so guilty and that I'm a crappy mother. My little girl was soooooo much easier, but I know you never get two babies the same.

Mama, please don’t feel terrible for leaving your baby to cry. You are doing the right thing. Letting your baby cry for a few minutes while you take some time to calm down and relax is the best thing you can do. Your baby wants a calm mum and you are doing the best you can.

I experienced the same thing with my little girl and although at the time it feels like it will never end, it will. You are doing an amazing job and the fact you are worrying so much goes to show that.🤍

Mum