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Old Oct 10th, 2010, 03:48 AM   1
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Should I let baby sleep in my arms in the day?


DD will only have a sleep if she's held. As soon as i move to put her down she wakes or wakes up after 10 mins max. I worry she's not getting enough sleep. Sometimes she'll fall asleep and stay asleep for an hour or so and other times she doesn't even go 5 minutes before she's howling for food.

We co-sleep and nights are varied. Last night she fed constantly and slept for only an hour and a half. The night before she did 4 hours and then 2 blocks of 2 hours.

Has anyone had a similar experience? Does it get better?



 
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Old Oct 10th, 2010, 03:51 AM   2
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William still falls asleep in my arms when feeding but he is easy to move now on to sofa or it gives me an excuse to sit on my bum on internet lol nothing wrong with it its not doing any harm. William done the same when he was new born even up to a few month old.



 
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Old Oct 10th, 2010, 04:02 AM   3
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charlie is the same (he's asleep on my lap now), you could try warming up the cot/moses basket as warm body to cold mattress can shock them awake. Alternatively you could just enjoy your cuddles because you can't spoil a newborn baby so enjoy them while you can x



 
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Old Oct 10th, 2010, 04:07 AM   4
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I sometimes just let my son sleep in my arms. I'd rather he napped on me than not at all!
Most of the time I can judge if he'll wake or not xx



 
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Old Oct 10th, 2010, 07:15 AM   5
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He's so little. It's fine to let him sleep on you - the important thing is that he sleeps. I move Maya if I think I can without waking her, otherwise I let her stay on me. Sometimes I put her in her carseat (after she falls asleep on me) and she'll stay asleep there. Do whatever works.



 
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Old Oct 10th, 2010, 15:01 PM   6
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Get a sling. Mine was like this and is now growing out of it in day times (has been better at night for over a month now). Just do what works for now as things will change.



 
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Old Oct 10th, 2010, 15:56 PM   7
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ooh, let your LO sleep on you during the day and make the most of it by putting your feet up and making yourself have a rest.......it won't be long before you won't even have time to make a cup of tea or even think about having lunch.......definitely definitely make the most of it!



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Old Oct 12th, 2010, 04:23 AM   8
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It's normal at this age. I wrote a very similar post to you. It does change - about 5-6 weeks for my baby and now at 12 weeks I am sitting here watching him self settle (it's bedtime in Oz) for the 2nd night in a row (Yeah!!)

One thing I used to do was put a pillow underneath him whilst holding him and once he was heavily asleep I would slide it away - starting with beside me so he could still feel me and then eventually I would move. Didn't always work but did sometimes. Have some lovely photos of him curled up on it - often on his side - just remember not to leave the room or fall asleep as its soft and not 100% safe plus LO could roll off sofa. Gave me a break though to at least move around the room, stretch out etc.



 
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