My Husband Works Nights & I'm struggling with my 11 week old baby

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Babybru1 Sun 17-Aug-14 09:38:02

My 11 week old baby is very unsettled & cries a lot. Days are so hard as my husband is upstairs trying to sleep because he works nights whilst I try to entertain my crying baby all day. We are struggling to get a day time routine. My baby will only nap on me and when he is awake he isn't settled. I'm struggling to do literally anything in the day. My baby sleeps okay on a night in his cot but I'm so exhausted that I need to go to bed as soon as he does which is between 20:00 & 22:00. I also suffer with fatigue due to my Crihns Disease. My baby's tried everything for colic with no success. We are now trying infant Gaviscon for reflux as he is very sick during the day. My baby doesn't like slings/baby carriers. He will sit in his bouncer/rocker seat for a few mins or lay on his play mat for a few mins. Any help/advice/support welcome from mums especially those with husbands/partners who work nights. My poor husband is exhausted due to the lack of sleep. He can't change his shifts and changing his job isn't an option. HELP!

milkyman Sun 17-Aug-14 12:38:52

Have you tried white noise? It worked for us.

Babybru1 Sun 17-Aug-14 14:54:32

White noise helps and I use it regularly but he still won't settle for a nap unless it's on my knee during the day. My in laws have just taken him for a walk in his pram and I'm laid crying with exhaustion. I've been physically sick today. As you can tell I'm not having a good day at all. sad

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