Post # 1
Ok, so my baby is only 8 weeks old but I’m trying to get a sense of when it will get easier? I’m exhausted from little sleep at night, now he decided to go on a nap strike during the day! But even when he’s awake we play but he’s really too little to do much. So i would love to hear from others as to when you felt like things got a bit easier?
Post # 3
Yikes that sounds tough! I have no advice as I have no experience with babies, but I hope you get great advice from other bees.
My naive thoughts are that it has to get better at some point (hopefully soon!), and in the meantime be sure to ask for help from others as needed so you don’t get burned out.
Post # 4
With both my kids I found that 12 weeks was the magic number. They start to become more like little people instead of fussy blobs. It DOES get better! Hang in there!
Post # 5
It got easier for me around 4 months old. Also the night time sleeping and day time napping got MUCHHHHHH easier when we got our son a Woombie and then a Magic Merlin Sleep suit.
Post # 6
My baby is 8 now. I remember vividly his baby days like you’re describing.. It was hell!!
i remember it being a lot easier after about 4 months – sleep was good, eating was good, things were good. There were still rough patches, but I remember 4 months being a turning point. Basically everything before 4 months was a blur and I couldn’t tell you anything specifically that happened during thst time because I was so tired and life was upside down.
Post # 7
For me, three months. My SIL was always telling me at three months it would get easier, and I didn’t believe her. The day she turPDF three months I was with my mom and I jokingly said to dd, “all right kiddo, you’re three months old. Now shape up or ship out!” I shit you not, that night she slept 10 hours straight for the first time! Lol. It DOES get easier, promise.
Post # 8
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My baby is 9 weeks. To be honest, we’ve had it super easy… Sleeping through the night since one month. Not trying to brag, but truly, your little one could start sleeping more super soon. My daughter goes on nap strikes, but knowing that she’ll sleep at night helps me get through the day.
Post # 9
i second everyone who said 3-4 months. it’s the age that they start interacting more and become more than just a blob that sits there staring at you.
Post # 10
Ditto the 3-4 months comments. That’s when our girl started sleeping for longer stretches at night, occasionally even going all night. Everything seems so much better and easier once you aren’t so exhausted!
Post # 11
It starts getting easier at 4 months, and each month that passes after that 4 month mark gets even more fun….until they turn 2 lol
Post # 12
Thank you all! Makes me feel much better….and not so crazy to be feeling this way!
Post # 13
@oceanblue: You’re still in survival mode! It will get better! Things turned around for us around 6 weeks but I’ve heard from many friends that 12 weeks is the magic number.
Post # 14
DD is 4 months and I feel like I am finally starting to really take pleasure in her. Like, I don’t just try to get through the days, but I actually enjoy interacting with her and look forward to spending time with her! She’s sweet and cute and cuddly and likes to play. If you’re at 8 weeks already then you’re almost out of the survival zone! Just hang on another couple weeks!!
Post # 15
For me it was about 3-4 months. When their day has a set routine everything is so much easier. DD is 4 months and the fact that I know when and for how long she will nap (give or take a few minutes) really helps me keep my sanity.
Post # 16
3-4 months is what I’ve heard too and it makes me so sad that 12 weeks is when I’ll have to go back to work. I’ve heard it from so many new moms that in the first few months they actually wish they could drop off the baby and have some human interaction at work but once they start smiling and sleeping well that’s exactly when many moms return to work and it sucks.