Imogen cries alot unless she is physically attached to someone that shares her DNA. She will be five weeks old on Saturday. She will manage about 10 minutes on her own before she starts to whinge. Then she cries and cries and seems to be having a bit of a tantrum until someone picks her up.
I have got a moby wrap which I have been using for the last week and she seems to like it. I have been putting it on at home a bit as at least it means I can get on and do something rather than spend the whole day sat on the sofa.
She is a good sleeper if she is with one of us. She will fall asleep in the moby or if we are sat cuddling her. She seems to hate her moses basket and wakes almost as soon as we put her in it. If we put her in it awake she will lie there for a few minutes before she starts to cry.
At night she sleeps from about 10.30pm till 3am and then from about 4am till 7am ish which is OK at the moment. She won't sleep on her own though and we have had her in bed next to us as it means we all get to sleep.
Much as it is lovely to sit on the sofa all day having cuddles I would like to try and encourage her to sleep without us. Do you think it is too early to do this? Maybe we should have started sooner but we have just been doing whatever we can that means we all get to sleep. I would like to get her to sleep in her moses basket at night but she isn't keen at all. I don't mind having her in bed with us although the health visitor told me off for that. I am worried that the longer we leave it the harder it will be to move her into her own bed. Do you think this will be a problem?
If you have any tips or advice I would be very grateful.
My daughter Brógán was exactly the same she never slept in her moses basket once, hated it! She would only sleep if she was lying next to me in bed. With my first he was great slept in the moses basket during the day, slept in the cot during the night, I swore Id never have a baby in the bed with me. Fast forward a few year, bringing Brógán into bed with me was the only way I got any sleep and after a few weeks of not sleeping I gave in, there was even one night she fell asleep in her car seat when we were out, did I lift her to put her down? Nope, I didn't disturb her, when she woke I fed her and took her into bed with me. HV's dont agree with babies sleeping in parents bed for risk reasons, but if mummy can't sleep, mummy can't function so you do what you have to. When I put Brógán into the cot at around 4 or 5 months, yes she'd a few unsettled nights at the start, all i did was pull the cot upto the bed so I could hold her hand and she settled, she was put into a single bed at about 14 months, I am amazed by her, she's a great sleeper now and loves her bed. Don't feel guilty about doing what you're doing if it works for you and lo then keep doing it, they will settle into sleeping in their own bed as long as you don't let them sleep with you until they're 5 lol.
No its not too early mine has been sleeping in his bassinet since 2 weeks. I put him in there while he is sleepy but not asleep. Anyways do you have anything that she will just sit in while awake? Because now that mine is 6 weeks old he does stay awake for alot of the day, I put him in his swing or on his play mat/ in the bouncer and he plays for awhile without me. Maybe your LO needs some stimulation during the day now and just wants to be awake for a bit? Have you tried it? ANyways good luck and if you want to break the habit of co-sleeping you should really start immediately! I put mine down on his tummy (refuses to sleep on his back) with his pacifier and he is out in minutes. If he starts fussing I dont go in and pick him up, I just rub his back till he settles again. Have you tried just talking to her without picking her up?
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