If You Have A Baby Who Wont Sleep By Theirself

5 Replies
anna - October 18

this worked for me it might work for you but what i did is stop holding her so much. and this might be just her but itseemed like everytime we stayed at someones house overnight she slept by herself and thru the night....so try it and get back to me


Rachael mommy2lucas - October 18

My son will not sleep without me. The first 5 weeks, I did not get more than 3 hrs of sleep per night and he does not sleep much at all during the day, so knowing that I had to go back to work a few weeks ago, he is 2 mos, and being exhausted, I started taking him to bed with me. I swore I would never do that, but I was exhausted and cranky and could not do it anymore. Works out great, he is sleeping much better, when he wakes, I feed him, burp him and lay him down, all in one fell swoop. But now I am worried about what I started. When he sleeps at his grandparents houses he will sleep in the pack n play for them. He will not stay asleep for more than 5 minutes in his crib. Just this past week finally he started to like his swing and will nap in there and he loves his bouncer and watching his mobile, so I am able to put him down longer now. I just think my stubborn little one has got my number for sure. But I will work on it and let you know how it goes.


Kelly - October 18

My son is exactly like that Rachel. I found that co sleeping works great for us. We have been doing this for several months now. I will hold my baby whenever he or I want. He's only little once. Enjoy it.


angela - October 18

my 5 month old sleeps well through the night and she falls asleep by herself she doesnt want to be rocked. i wish i could sleep with her but she moves a lot and i cant sleep thinking i'm going to roll on top of her...lol


Jamie - October 19

I recently got my 2 month old to fall asleep on her own; I started by laying down with her, til she fell asleep - did that for a few days; then I started getting up when she was *almost* asleep - worked like a charm. Now I just lay her down at naptime or bedtime, and she goes right to sleep.


Ruth - October 19

My son is 12 days old. Two night ago, I got so fed up (he won't sleep more than 45 minutes by himself and won't fall asleep by himself) so I did the unthinkable. I put him in my bed. It makes me feel bad because I might roll on him (although I sleep really light when he's there and haven't moved yet while sleeping with him) and it increases the risk of SIDS. I feel guilty, but what else can I do? He sleeps so well when he's in bed with me.



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