The problem I think the OP has with holding him means you get no down time. When babies nap you would normally be able to spend some time in peace but if that time is you having to hold your baby and not move for however long it takes then it can be even more demanding than when they are awake. There is no time to put a load of washing on, no time to have a cuppa, no time to be *you* without having a baby attached or touching you. I experienced this with DD, after holding and/or feeding her for 23.5/7 I just wanted to be on my own without anyone touching me. I wanted to be able to stand up and walk around independently.
Misstrouble I didnt know they did wednesday to sunday stays, thanks for that!
Holding him to sleep is hard cause he can sleep for hours. So I would sit & feed him for up to an hour & then id sit & hold him for hours - when would you recommend I eat or do anything around the house? Thats why I dont want to hold him for every sleep. However im looking at getting a carrier so that might make things better
My concern re sleeping in the rocker is because it doesnt lay back completely flat so im concerned about his airway being obstructed - same reason as why they're not meant to sleep in car seats for long periods of time. Our pram doesnt lay totally flat either but its better than the rocker. He's so tired that if he does go to sleep he's likely to sleep for hours.
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I know you are worried about bubs not being flat on their back but both my girls never never slept flat during the day. They had to be inclined in the pram or car seat to sleep.
I know it's not ideal but some rest is better than no rest.
wifey of hubby who is always away. mother of two girls who are always amusing.
Some babies are very floppy, with little neck control until they are many months old. The rusk of their airway being obstructed when not laying flat is going to be a lot higher than a bub pretty much born with a strong neck like your boy.
I'll come back later on the computer with a picture of how you can turn their head to ensure the airway stays open. This may help you relax and not feel like you need to watch him constantly.
Most 2nd (3rd etc) babies nap in the pram/car a lot as they need to get dragged around everywhere after their big brothers and sisters.
My boys had reflux so never slept flat anyway their cots were always elevated. And DS3 slept in a bouncer for the first 4 months (when not in my arms) because he wouldn't sleep anywhere else. I used to put his bouncer IN his cot to get him used to sleeping in his own room.
Do you have a white noise app? I cant even say how much this helped my DS3's sleep, he's 15 months and we still use it now.
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