Ladies, i really need some helpful advice.
I posted a few weeks ago that LO won't sleep in his moses basket, but we've discovered he'll sleep very well... on his front.
As both his dad and grandad have sleep apnea we have an Angel Care monitor to check his breathing but I am still petrified of letting him sleep on his front.
If I put him in the basket on his back he'll be awake in 10-20 minutes or less.
I've tried almost everything; swaddling, he'll wriggle out of.
Hot water bottle before going in the basket, still wakes after after a short spell.
Tried having my t-shirt as a blanket, still wakes up.
When he does wake up, I pat him and shush him and hold his hands to stop the startle reflex - nothing works.
Once he's awake he'll take 20-30 minutes to calm back down again. In most instances he's nearly cried right up to the next feed. The others I simply feed him to sleep.
My HV isn't impressed but her suggestions are lame; she keeps telling me to put him down in there during the day and get him used to it. He cries after a few minutes! It's just not getting any better. He's now seven weeks old and I sleep on our reclining chair all night with him on my chest. He'll sleep for a good 3 hours like this.
Should I just let him sleep on his front and let the Angel take care of him? He can move his head, his muscles are really strong.
Tbh hun do what you think is best. Our lo had a crap first few months as she has silent reflux and cmpi and she rarely slept on her own (we now co sleep) and when she did it was on her front and she was fine like it. My dad said this is how I slept as a baby and hubby sleeps like it now I mean we co sleep now and we do it againt the rules but we would never risk our baby. She sleeps between me and oh and on a pillow and she loves it that way. I think we know what is best for our lo and we wouldnt put them at risk.
I could have written this post almost exactly myself. I have the same problem and have tried a those things too. I also tried letting her sleep on her front worth the angel are monitor but I just sat and peered through the bars, was too worried. I've had to resort to cosleeping big I also hate this. Took her crib mattress into bed last night so she's still next to me and cuddled up but gets used to the mattress x
Thanks everyone. I guess I'm just being over anxious. Thing is, if he sleeps on his front he will sleep for 5-6 hours. Now, that may sound like a really good thing but he's in such a deep sleep that he won't wake for a feed!
Should I wake him to feed him?
ur his mum do what u want but imo id never allow lo to sleep on front.my dad let her a month ago and she slept really weell,i was so mad he'd gone against my wishes.she used to snooze on her front on me.
id rather me and her have no sleep then let her on her front if something happened id never be able to forgive myself x
if ur sleeping with him on u id say thats more dangerous then him on his tummy.
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