Kathleen - posted on 02/21/2012 ( 10 moms have responded )
So maybe some experience moms can help me out - I have been having a horrible time trying to get my six-week old (today turned 7 weeks) to nap. I KNOW she's tired - she'll get up in the morning and I'll feed/change/play with her a little and her tired cues are really easy to read, so I'll put her down for a nap - but she won't sleep for longer than 30-45 minutes (if I'm lucky). I've tried all sorts of things - the swing, her bassinet, swaddled, unswaddled, newborn napper from Pack and Play, etc.
I thought it might be a growth spurt, as she's eating a big more frequently too - nothing major.
At night, she sleeps great for her first 3-4 hours in her bassinet, but then after midnight (it's always the after she's slept for so long feeding, even if it's the 11'o clock or 1'o clock, depending on when she finally goes to sleep (it's not a set time yet, but we're working on trying to find the best time for her) she will get changed if she needs it, eat, and I'll put her back in her bassinet still swaddled and for the past two nights she's been FINE for about 10 minutes, and then proceeds to grunt and kick her legs in the swaddle, and move her head back and forth like crazy until she wakes up and I have to comfort her back to sleep and then she does it again. I have no idea why this is, as the routine is pretty much the same as when we first put her to bed! Can anyone help - is this something that will probably get better with age, or am I doing something wrong?!