what have i done?!

Alyssa - posted on 09/20/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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my 6 wk old baby girl will NOT sleep without me by her side..i always used to have her sleeping in bed with me because its easier for nighttime breastfeeding and now she is used to it,how do i undo it? i need her to sleep in the crib...or is it still early?

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Danielle - posted on 09/20/2009

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ok, be prepared for a night or 2 with little sleep. this is hard but we did it and my daughter adjusted really quickly.
swaddle, feed then pat/rock to sleep in her bed. yes she will cry but she also knows that you are there so she should settle.
if she gets really worked up then pick her up and comfort until she calms down then put her back in her bed,
keep doing this everytime she wakes up. also use some of the other peoples suggestions for your scent but you should find that in 2 -3 days she should be able to sleep alone.
good luck

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Brandie - posted on 09/21/2009

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i think it's too early. at 6wks they are still new to this world and their only comfort is mommy. especially when your breastfeeding. my baby is now 3 months and we just got her lying in her bassinett at night about a month ago. we still have her in our room. i wish i could have her sleep in bed with me more because i love the comfort. but she makes too much noise and it keeps me up.

Iysha - posted on 09/21/2009

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I agree with Danielle. Swaddle and comfort her to sleep while in her crib or bassinet. I found that having a pulsating sleep positioner helped my baby sleep better in her bassinet and that the bear with sounds of the womb or a fan going or having the waher/dryer on (our room is right next to the laundry room) helped when she was in her crib.

Ayla Chanel - posted on 09/21/2009

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:) I have the exact same problem... My daughter slept with me when she was born because of her really bad reflex and colic, also easyr to breastfeed at night hehe... she is now 3 months and still sleeps with me. I havnt yet got her into the crib but am still trying... i would also like to know how to move her on, But not at the expence of her crying and crying as this frustrates me to no end. I dont mind her with me though, at least she is safe and happy... She might also move to her own bedding when she is ready... without all the tears :)

Monique - posted on 09/20/2009

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ive been there. Sleep on one of her blankets so your scent will be on it! (shower first to remove perfumes and scented lotions)

Its your smell she's looking for! That should help her adjust back to the crib!!

Heather - posted on 09/20/2009

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There is absolutely nothing wrong with bonding with your newborn. Feel free to enjoy the closeness. When the time is right for you, You will find a way to put her down at night. Remember, they spent nine months in a warm womb, and it's comforting to hear your heartbeat and feel you body heat!

Jackie - posted on 09/20/2009

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hunny your baby just wants to smell you are near give her a blanket you have wraped up in and she will know you haven't left her! she is too young to be spoiled she just feels more secure wiyh you she don't know what spoils is!!

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