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    Default Newborn doesnt want to sleep unless being carried

    I don't know what happened, my 4 weeks old DD decided not to sleep on her own, unless she is in someone's arms. Now it is midnight, I am exhausted, my DH needs to go to work tomorrow, we don't know what to do. The only thing different today is that my in law was over during the day and gave her more attention, and she has been refusing to sleep on her own.

    I am wondering if we can just leave her in the bassinet and force her to sleep? There is no way we can carry her for another 6 hours....

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    What about making your bed safe for her and letting her sleep next to you, then you can both get some rest?

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    I tried that, however that didn't work. I ended up giving her a dummy and that worked. I feel so bad about it!

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    Don't feel bad about giving a dummy...feel good that something worked! Imo, nothing wrong with giving a dummy for comfort!

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    Dummy's aren't so bad

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    I feel your pain, my daughter is now 6 weeks and did the exact same thing at 4 weeks! It lasted for us about a week and then went back to normal with her going back into her bed. Drove me insane as she sleep on my chest every night. Hope it passes quickly for you


    I should be doing something else...........

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    I was always anti dummy unless it was needed. And it's needed . My son only settles with it

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    I always swore my kids would never have dummies (before I had kids of course!!) ... Ds got his at 5 days, dd at 2 days... They arenot a big deal especially if they give your child comfort and you a break.

    It never ceases to amaze me tho people who feel the need to comment about it (ds does not have his anymore) ... I turn around tell them they should worry about their own kids because mine already have two parents who worry about them.

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    I was also anti dummies before my DD was born. I was also anti formula, bottle feeding.

    But once I have DD, everything changed. Now I am a exclusive pumping mum that bottle feed my kd and sometimes supplement with formula.

    That dummy was from one of the sample bags. She was quiet from last night til now. And DH and I could finally sleep. DH was supposed to work last night but couldn't because she refused to be out of daddy arms.

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    try hugging him and putting him on the bed.


 

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