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Old Mar 12th, 2012, 11:59 AM   1
charleosgirl
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Won't sleep in the bassinet at night


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I was just wondering if anyone else had this happen.My LO will be fed, fall asleep and this seems to be only at nighttime and she'll be in my arms I'll carry her to the bassinet lay her down and go to bed myself, not more than 2 min she is up and crying. I'll come back to the living room have her on my lap or beside me and she'll fall back asleep, carry her back to the bedroom instantly awake. This is frustrating cause now I can't even sleep in my bedroom with OH and have to stay in the living room, not to mention be awake all night long because she refuses to sleep in the bassinet at night. Anyone have any suggestions?



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Old Mar 12th, 2012, 12:24 PM   2
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My LO did this. I would suggest trying to lay her down while she is awake. Also keep her swaddled tight. My LO didnt like the bassinett because she couldnt see out. I put the pack n play up in our room and she started sleeping much bettrt.



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Old Mar 12th, 2012, 12:30 PM   3
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Have you tried warming the mattress?
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Old Mar 12th, 2012, 12:36 PM   4
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Have you tried warming the mattress?
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No, but I'll try anything at this point



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Old Mar 12th, 2012, 12:39 PM   5
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Our LO did this at 3 - 4 weeks of age and it was horrendous.
Like you I ended up spending nights downstairs on sofa trying to settle him so hubby could get some rest as he has to go to work at 5.30am and one morning LO didn't settle in his moses basket til 4am.

For us we cured it by:
1. Warming mattress with a hot water bottle
2. Putting him to bed in a sleeping bag

I think he was upset going from warm me to cold bed. We have not had anything like this (touches wood!) for 6.5 weeks since starting to do these 2 things :-)



 
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Old Mar 12th, 2012, 12:52 PM   6
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I'm having same problem as soon as he hits the basket he is awake squirming and wriggling! Gona try the sleeping bag 2nite!
Let me no if u find a solution! x



 
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Old Mar 12th, 2012, 12:54 PM   7
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Right after my son was born, I had pretty much the same experience. It was so exhausting but everytime he fell asleep I would put him in his bassinet. If he woke up and cried, I would soothe him, get him back to sleep & put him back in his bassinet. I did this over and over. There were a few nights the first week that after trying 2-3 times, I just put him the bed with me just so I could get some sleep but then I would return to my usual routine. He actually got it after a week or so. I'm assuming your LO is pretty young? You'll get through it. Good luck!

EDIT: Forgot to add, we got him a mobile that clipped on and he loved that (still does). Also I would pat him when I put him down to make sure he was good and asleep.



 
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Old Mar 12th, 2012, 13:05 PM   8
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She's two weeks old, right? Definitely swaddle, and burp after feeding. We were told to hold our son upright for 40 minutes after he eats, so that his gas doesn't get bad. At two weeks, I think that's pretty normal.



 
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Old Mar 12th, 2012, 23:35 PM   9
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My baby is exactly the same and she is now 2 months old..sometimes she sleeps in it for a couple hrs then other times its for a couple mins. She rarely sleeps in it through the night. How long should i let her cry? We have tried warming the blankets, hot water bottle, padding extra cushion under the mattress. I have a sleep sack but at what point should i put her in it? while sleeping? before?



 
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Old Mar 14th, 2012, 12:26 PM   10
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My baby is exactly the same and she is now 2 months old..sometimes she sleeps in it for a couple hrs then other times its for a couple mins. She rarely sleeps in it through the night. How long should i let her cry? We have tried warming the blankets, hot water bottle, padding extra cushion under the mattress. I have a sleep sack but at what point should i put her in it? while sleeping? before?
We put Jake in his sleeping bag when we take him up to bed before his last feed. At that point we only have low lights and he snuggles up for a quiet feed before bed. If baby needs to be fed again before getting up in the morning you leave them in the sleeping bag and can then put them down again warm and not disturb them too much.



 
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