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Old 03-22-2013, 03:29 PM   #21
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Just saying I can't just go get a dr with same day wait times. And my civilian provider in Memphis was way more timely than any military location I have been to. :/
Maybe switch to Tricare standard so you aren't stuck seeing doctors on base?

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Old 03-22-2013, 03:34 PM   #22
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Maybe switch to Tricare standard so you aren't stuck seeing doctors on base?
Yup! You definitely have a plan that will allow you to see whomever you please. We aren't forced to do prime. I'm on standard and loving it.
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I have thought about it but haven't taken the plunge yet. Maybe after my husband makes rank this summer.
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I have thought about it but haven't taken the plunge yet. Maybe after my husband makes rank this summer.
Also, seeing a civilian while on prime is possible near some bases. I have all my children on prime, with civilians. Have you looked into this?
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I think you have to live further away than I do. I know the people who live 15 min north are able to. I was able to see civilians in Memphis but not here.
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Bouncing on an exercise ball worked great for us!
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:07 PM   #27
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Re: HELP me put my baby down!

Maybe try putting a rolled towel under one end of the crib mattress so that her head is just slightly elevated when you lay her down? I've heard it suggested, but never tried it myself, so not sure if it's enough to help. Hang in there, it's so hard at the beginning isn't it
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:23 PM   #28
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Re: HELP me put my baby down!

I could of written your exact post a year ago with my ds2. He would cry and cry. The only way to calm was bounce and bounce and bounce some more. He never comfort nursed either. What I found was that my let down was so forceful that he was sucking in so much air. I started nursing him when he first woke up and still really sleepy his suck wouldn't be as strong and also laying on my back while he nursed help too. Once we got this figured out it helped a lot. And by 4 months he was a pretty happy kiddo. Other things that helped was turning the vacuum on and putting him in my moby wrap and just vacuuming calmed him down a lot. Also I put him to sleep on his belly which helped him sleep a ton. Best of luck I know how hard it is....hugs!!
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:31 PM   #29
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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!
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I had a foster baby with severe reflux and the only way he slept was in one of those Fisher Price rock n play sleeper things. It elevated his head at the perfect angle to keep things down so he could sleep. He never was a good sleeper though and still woke at 2am nightly up until he went home at 11 months old. I miss our 2 am snuggles
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