Bedtime...

User - posted on 06/08/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hi my daughter Madilynn is two months old now. Ever since she was born she wont sleep on her back, or side unless shes propped up. So the night we came home, we made the mistake of putting her in her swing at night to sleep. She wont sleep in her bassinet... She sleeps through the night in her swing, and the doctor said that is just fine, but I want to put her in her crib in her room next month. How can I get her out of the swing and in her bassinet at night? I have tried to ween her off, and Ive had no sleep the past three nights. If someone has any suggestions it would be much appreciated...

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Ashley - posted on 06/08/2009

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Quoting Rachel:

i know doctors say not to let them sleep on there tummy but that was the only way he would sleep when he was that age. Now he is 8 months old and picks how he wants to sleep. im not to much help since my son slept like an angel since he was born but i hope you figure something out


Yup, I put my daughter on her belly at 10 weeks and she slept the whole night, and still does. Now she can easily roll both ways and always goes to her belly to sleep...I think most babies prefer it. The first time I put her on her tummy though, she cried hard for like 5 minutes, but only because she needed to learn to turn her head to the side on her own. After 5 minutes she figured it out and went right to sleep. Also when they sleep on their bellies it minimizes the startle reflex, and my daughter would startle in her sleep when she was that young and hit herself in the face and wake up. Putting her on her tummy was the best thing I ever did. And I'll do it again in a heartbeat with my next one.

Roxanne - posted on 06/08/2009

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My daughter was the same way for the first month. We used the boppy pillow and propped her up in there. At night, i would have her sleep with me, propped up in her pillow, with my arm around her and breathing on her. (She didnt want to sleep anywhere unless it was in my arms) this took a week or so and then we got rid of the boppy and just laid her next to me in a bassinet bed made for your bed. As long as i would touch her and she could feel me, she was ok. Now, i nurse her to sleep and then once i know she is WELL asleep, i gently pick her up and put her in her bassinet. I have heard of women putting the baby in the boppy in the bassinet/crib or even so much like a car seat, and putting that in the bed as well. Good luck. I know it can be so frustrating

Rachel - posted on 06/08/2009

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i know doctors say not to let them sleep on there tummy but that was the only way he would sleep when he was that age. Now he is 8 months old and picks how he wants to sleep. im not to much help since my son slept like an angel since he was born but i hope you figure something out

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