Re: HELP me put my baby down!
The bouncy ball is a new trick...don't remember that one when my kids were babies! DS1 was colicky and cried from afternoon until late at night unless I was holding him or he was in the carrier- even in that he cried A LOT. I'd pace the floor carrying him for hours. The only think that really helped us was the bouncy seat. I never laid him flat, he slept in the bouncer which was either on the floor by my bed (with my foot hanging off bouncing) it or in a pack and play by my bed (with my hand bouncing it). It had to be a Fischer Price bouncy seat because it had the best and biggest bounce Also, taking him outside usually distracted him and stopped the crying. Luckily he was born in the spring because it seems like we were outside ALL the time!