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    Default Will only sleep one nap a day unless held

    DS2 is 11 weeks old and though he needs several sleeps a day he'll only have one of them in his swing (no chance in cradle)... If I put him down for the others he wakes within a few minutes if not immediately. If I persevere putting him down every time he ends up so overtired and cranky that he won't fall asleep until about 11pm.

    If I end up holding him for his other naps it's very difficult for DS1 as I have very little time to focus on him.

    This has also coincided with DS2 crying if anyone other than me holds him for more than a minute.

    I attachment parent, we cosleep at night (he's a colicky baby) and he's in a sling when we go out but won't let me sit down for a moment in it at home, so I still can't do activities with DS1.

    Advice?

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    NO advice I'm afraid. But once again, it's like we have the same baby!!! So I understand!

    My LC suggested making sure we have strong sleep associations set up. We put DD in her sleeping bag and play white noise and she seems to get that that means sleep time. Still will only sleep being walked in her sling or beside us in bed but it does mean she gets 2 good sleeps most days.

    Doesn't help you spend more time with DS1 though, so I'm not very helpful!!

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    At least it's not just us!

    Have tried the sleep associations to no avail but still persevere (dark room when he goes down for a sleep etc etc). Am reminding myself this stage will pass as he's so good otherwise, but if anyone has a magic solution would like that too

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    Hi, sounds like I have a very similar little person here! We've been seeing a baby chiro which I think has really helped the tummy pain and reflux. I generally can get him to have a couple

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    Sorry, feeding and posted too soon! He will sleep for 40 mins at a time in the cot but up to two hours in the carrier. I also keep telling myself that things will get better. I hope they do for you too

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    my bub was like that. she wouldnt do day sleeps in her cot till 6mths old but would happily sleep 2-3hrs in the carrier. so thats what i did. I wasnt going to stuff up her awesome night sleeps by screwing around with the day ones.

    good luck. with my next one I will get an ergo so that I can wear them on my back.

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    I'm actually ok holding/carrying him for his other sleeps (DS1 wouldn't sleep at all during the day unless held) but it's just trickier with DS1 needing me too and DS2 waking easily from his brothers noises and not wanting me to sit! :/

    On the days I can get out for a few hours it's easier but not always possible with this rain and DH's car broken down (so he's having to use mine for work).

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    I know they say not to but I ended up putting mine on his belly to sleep and it made the world of difference


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    I held my baby every sleep until 6 months then started putting him in a cot to sleep during the day. Now at 8 months he settles himself to sleep and just started sleeping 12 hours. I miss the cuddles and those 6 months were some of the best in my life having my baby in my arms


 

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