Out of town visiting with baby


LarochelleV
on Mar 18, 2016 @ 10:46 am

Help... Tips for visiting out of town family with a 3 month old baby? We have been here 3 days and the poor guys routine is completely off. I think he must be feeling a lot of anxiety at being in a completely different house, two actually as we visit back and forth with my family and my husbands. Any tips on how to relieve his baby stress? How to let people hold him but keep them from passing him all over, but without being rude? Thanks. 
 


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Tracyr
:) on Mar 18, 2016 @ 10:51 am

I know exactly how you feel,when my husband and I went to visit our families our daughter's routine was all mixed up,so what I did was let both families know that while we loved them holding the baby and spending time with her ,we also needed space to ourselves so the baby could relax and settle down ,we would go for walks and drives ,just the three of us ,different surrounding's can be hard ,but family will understand, I wish you good luck
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LarochelleV
, on Mar 18, 2016 @ 09:21 pm

Thanks! Tried doing that today and it felt a little better. we always try to go down to the bed, all three of a little early so baby can have 1/2 hour of cuddles or some space, with just Mama and Dada to destress before bed.
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charbella2
. on Mar 18, 2016 @ 11:19 pm

I know how you feel. I find it so hard when we go visit family and everyone is passing my baby around and the poor girl is scared and just not liking it. It stresses me out so much! Next time I go down I will have to say something.
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Anonymous
visiting with baby on Mar 19, 2016 @ 05:47 am

Make sure baby has his usual cuddly toy, blanket,soother just like at home.Explain nicely to people that he doesn't like being held yet by too many people; that will work.
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DEANENE
visiting with baby on Mar 19, 2016 @ 09:57 am

that is hard everyone wants to hold the baby all at the same time the poor baby doesn't know what's going on being passed around from one person to another all day long I'm with TLR 72 charbella 2 and dollysgramma on this one
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LarochelleV
. on Mar 19, 2016 @ 11:13 am

Ya, as nice as it is to have a break from always holding him and have my arms back, we need to keep things more normal for him. I almost felt like we were unbonding if thats possible. The last 24hrshave been better though, husband and I have been holding more and giving him more quiet time away from people.
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