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Baby wearers: what do you do at night?
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:01 PM
We have a 3 week old, who is beautifully settled, on his own terms. He's very happy as long as he is well fed, and not overtired, and even when he is overtired, we can usually settle him to sleep either by pacing with him in arms, or wearing him in a hugabug or ergo with infant insert. We've had variable but OK nights until now, but the last 24 hours, he won't let us put him down, regardless of whether he's fallen asleep at the boob, in arms after, or awake but calm. I've tried varying how long he sleeps for before trying, but that doesn't seem to help. The boy just prefers being against someone's chest!
So how do attachment parents get sleep at night, without co sleeping which I don't want to do.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:06 PM
You could try a worn tshirt as the sheet, just be careful to tuck in well. That way baby can still smell you.
I used to put ds in the cot, but leave one hand under his back, and put the other on his chest. Then slide the first hand out, wait a few minutes and try to leave. Sounds complicated, but it's probably just my explanation.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:26 PM
There is also a growth spurt at 3 weeks. DS3 went through a period like this at 3 weeks. He just fed and fed and wouldn't be put down. I ended up sleeping propped up with him in my arms. It only lasted about 48 hours and then he settled down again. Hope it passes soon.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:49 PM
I didn't want to co sleep either, but had a baby much like yours! He 'outgrew' it at about 7 weeks (in that he started sleeping much more fitfully so I put him back in his cot and he slept beautifully.
I know that's not really an answer to the question you were asking, but I'm saying it only to say that co-sleeping is not necessarily a permanent decision.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:40 PM
I'm only a semi-attachment parent....
Elizabeth Pantley has some advice for sneaky ways to ease baby down into a bassinet. From what i remember you need to wait 20 minutes or so before you try, then sort of ease them down, and leave your arms around them for a moment, then slowly withdraw. If you get a protest then you quickly start jiggling the bassinet and shushing.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:52 PM
It took AGES to get my son to a point where he would be put down, sometimes as long as 30 minutes from when he dropped off. I copped it sweet for a few weeks (it got better on its own) as there was no way I was willing to take the risks involved in co sleeping.
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