Help With Baby Sleeping

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Heather F - June 1

My baby and I have been cosleeping since she is about 2 weeks old, she is now 10 weeks old today. In the beginning I started sleeping with her because she has been getting up every two hours to eat and I as so tired it was just easier to let her latch on (we BF) and go back to sleep then to get up and try to stay awake while she ate and then put her to sleep in her own bed. Now I regret putting her in bed with me because she won't sleep at all by herself unless she is in her swing, I try every night to get her to sleep in her bassinet and she just wont have it (its a cosleeper), this friday I am going to try putting her in her own crib at night instead of my room - we have to break this cycle because noone is sleeping well, not her, not me and my husband didnt want the baby in the bed to begin with. She is up every two hours at night and I suspect if I get her in her own room she may sleep a little longer between feedings becuase she won't be in bed with me smelling the milk. Anyone have any ideas as to how to make the tranistion easier - I really dont want to have to let her CIO, I am not against it but would rather use other means. Thanks!

 

Marlene - June 1

My son is 3-months and he has been sleeping with me but when I want to sleep by myself I put him to sleep on my tummy or let him fall asleep in my bed. When he is sleep for atleast 30 mins I put him in his crib. He will stay there sleep until his next feeding. I dont know if you would be willing to do this but that is what I do and it works. I do find that my son sleeps better when in the bed with me b/c he smells me but I am single and only have to share the bed with him. Hope I helped alittle bit!!

 

Heather F - June 1

Does he stay asleep after you put him in the crib? My baby will wake up even if she is outcold when I put her down within 15 minutes of being by herself, which makes for a vicious cycle of putting her to sleep, putting her down and starting over, after an hour I ussually give up.

 

Shea - June 1

I didn't co-sleep, but my son always woke up when we put him in his ba__sinet, I think because it wasn't warm and snuggly like where ever he was when he fell asleep. What we did was to take a fleece blanket and put that in the basinett, tucked in all around so that when we put him down, it was warmer than the cold sheet. It seemed to make a difference.

 

Rabbits07 - June 1

This may sound silly, but you may also find your baby sleeps better if the sheet & blankets have your smell on them. You can accomplish this by folding up the sheet and putting it under your shirt (like I said..sounds silly) and leaving it there for about an hour. Of course you would want to do this while home alone!! You can also try rubbing b___st pads that you have used that day on the sheet around baby's head area to transfer the smell.

 

Heather F - June 1

Rabbits - I have thought about putting my shirt under the sheets in the basinet but your idea seems better, I think I'll try it, it cant hurt that is for sure! I tried putting a used b___st pad near my babies face while she fell asleep (I was going to remove it after I was sure she was asleep well) - it didnt seem to help unfortunantly. But maybe the sheet smelling like me will.

 

Marlene - June 1

Heather F my son stays asleep but I just have to make sure he is outcold. I also agree with Rabbits07 my son was in the NICU so I brought in a shirt that I had slept with around my neck and laid it with him. They said he slept alot better with the shirt with him b/c he thought I was there.

 

Heather F - June 1

She actually slept for an hour in her crib this afternoon, its a start! Tonight I am going to try putting the sheets in my shirt for an hour so it smells like me.....I'll let you guys know tomorrow how it goes!

 

Marlene - June 2

Hi Heather F just wondering how it went last night?

 

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