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    I have a 6 wk old baby and cannot get him to sleep in his crib. He is breastfeed and falls asleep during his feeding. However as soon as he goes into the crib, he wakes up and keeps crying. We tried swaddling, white noise, and been quiet, but nothing. The only place he sleeps is either in my arms or while we drive, but that is it. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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    6 weeks is so very young.
    Although it can be tiring I agree with letting the baby sleep in your arms or on your chest when you can. Do you have a pram with a bassinet try him in that .... Or gently rocking he crib if you can. He will eventually settle in there... But just isn't ready/secure enough yet.
    Pall you hold worry about at his stage is loving him and getting some sleep for yourself when you can!

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    It's very common, and they generally grow out of it fairly quickly. When DD was doing this, DP and i would sleep in shifts while the other held DD. So i would sleep 9pm-1am, then I would wake and do 1-6 while DP slept. So at least we were each getting a few hours in a solid block. Very soon she started going in her cot after her 5am feed, then we managed to get her back in her cot after the 2am feed, and slowly she would go down in her cot all night. She still falls asleep on us but now we can transfer her after a couple of hours. And she still sleeps on us in the day. She's 10 weeks. So, they do get better, but in the meanwhile the best thing to do is to try to find coping strategies. Is there someone who can come hold her for a couple of hours in the day to let you nap?

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    Hi everyone, thanks for the advice. In order for my husband and I to get some sleep, I have been tucking him to sleep next to me, since he does sleep knowing I'm right there and that he is leaning against me. I'm just afraid that he will get used to this and then want to sleep with us all the time.

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    Default Sleeping for baby

    Same here, I just end up with him in the bed most nights, I actually don't mind it I miss him when he sleeps in his cot now
    It does get better though, once DS got to about 4 months he was sleeping most nights in his cot.


 

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