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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbles10 View Post
    will he feed to sleep?
    Thankfully usually for the night feeds! No chance for naps any more though. We've made it through today so will try to do something to help my back now he's in bed as it looks like he's a long way of happily self settling! Thanks everyone for all the ideas!

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    Try laying down with him to feed on a mattress on the floor or somewhere else you can leave him if he does drift off.

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    Another option with the fit ball is to sit down on the floor with that ball behind you and baby in your arms and 'bounce' off the wall. It might be a different action that mimicks walking around more.

    If all else fails, take them for a drive. Many a night DF would be out in his jarmies driving DS around to get him to sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Busy-Bee View Post
    If all else fails, take them for a drive. Many a night DF would be out in his jarmies driving DS around to get him to sleep.
    Yeah, my 2nd fave way to get kids to sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbles10 View Post
    Yeah, my 2nd fave way to get kids to sleep.
    Mine doesn't transfer from the car

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    Quote Originally Posted by Electric Boogaloo View Post
    Mine doesn't transfer from the car
    Mine neither. Not an option anyhow sadly as DH at work so can't leave DD at home alone!

    I think the fitball on the wall will hurt my back more but will definitely try it once it's better to give my feet a break!

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    Things I have done at various times to get my babies to sleep include...

    Drive them around, even if they wake when you get them out they are usually much easier to get back to sleep. I went through a stage of sticking both dd and ds in the car and doing laps around the block when dh was working away for a while. Ds who was almost 2 used to go to sleep easily and transfer to bed easily and dd would only take a short rock before dropping back off to sleep once we got home. ( I did this for 2 months practically every night).
    Pram rocking backwards and forwards
    Rocking chair
    Using shhhhhh and rocking sitting down
    Relaxing music
    Singing softly while patting or rubbing or stroking hair
    White noise like dryer or washing machine
    Lie on floor next to cot and sing
    Held over my shoulder and patted while sitting on the couch watching a movie
    Walking up and down the hallway either holding or in the pram

    When I have been at my wits end and just unable to cope any longer I have stuck them in the cot so they are safe and had a hot shower (and a cry) then gotten out and if they aren't asleep....I Try again.

    Do whatever keeps you sane and works for you.... Xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Electric Boogaloo View Post
    Mine doesn't transfer from the car
    it works for a nap though. Got them to sleep, took a book and a drink bottle for me, park somewhere nice (or back at home) and hope they wake happier.

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    When I stopped rocking I'd pop on the cot mobile which ds would watch then fall asleep listening to its music. Is also working for dd too at 4mths thank heavens. Has saved my back


 

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