Any ideas on how to get my 13 week old to sleep in his crib ? H will sleep 6 + hours in his car seat but only 2 in his crib. today I tried for his nap but he screams right away.

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Rachel - posted on 03/19/2011

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hi there it might sound strange but my little girl wouldnt sleep anywhere but her swing, have you tried a travel cot or a cot where they dont feel inclosed. my little girl started sleeping in her cot after i tried everything. i went to my mother for advise and she sergested her cot and worked straight away i hope i helped

Sarah - posted on 04/20/2009

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My little boy always wanted to have day sleeps in his rocking chair - not his crib. A friend recommended putting the rocking chair in the crib for a week and "weaning" him into the crib. It seemed to work very well. If your car-seat is portable, maybe you could try the same thing.

Tammi - posted on 04/16/2009

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My son is 4 months and he sleeps through the night in his crib, but wont sleep on the mattress i added a foam padding thinking since he sleeps in our bed that has padding he would in his own bed. it didn't work so we laid him on a pillow long ways, and he sleeps great weird i know but it works. Maybe if you try propping him up like in his car seat he might sleep better

Michelle - posted on 04/06/2009

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I have put my daughter in her crib from the first day home, and trust me we still had/have the same problem!  The only way I can get her to nap during the day is to put her in her swing!  And she'll sleep for 5-6 hours.  We find that she'll sleep longer if she's wrapped tight, but she's learning how to get out of the blanket and I am afraid she will pull the blanket over her head (she's done it twice now) so we had to stop.  So now the only thing that works is for us to just put her in her crib awake most nights and make the room as dark as we can.  Doesn't help me for naps, but it works at night!  If anyone has idea's for my napping issue please let me know!

Kayla - posted on 04/05/2009

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i had the same problem because my husband would put our baby in bed with us. does he have a security item (blanket, bear etc)? The only way i could get my baby to sleep was on his belly, i panicked at first but he has good head control, hope this helps

Kimberly - posted on 04/02/2009

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I had a little bit of a problem with my little boy (Born Dec 22 08) because the first 2
nights he slept in my room in a playpen & then for 1 week to transition him to his crib I would sleep on the couch with him (some nights in my bed) & then after awhile put him in his crib. He got used to it but still wasnt falling asleep in there (even with lullaby's) & I found that he didnt like the dark so he now sleep with a lamp . I also seen he would sleep better and longer in a carseat so I bought a wedge for his crib which goes under his mattress and puts him on a slight slant & he falls asleep and stays in there for a long time even when awake now. Maybe you should try the wedge. It's even good when they get a cold and have trouble to breathe lying flat. A little night lite wouldnt be a bad idea either. Hope you figure it out!

Sara - posted on 04/01/2009

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hi. i have exactly the same problem but my son is 16 weeks



i was in hospital fora few days after having him and had him in bed with me now hes used to it and wont go in his crib i have him in bed with me and he sleeps all nite. you should try a cot bed because i find my son likes a big space he sleeps in cot beds too.

Cristie - posted on 04/01/2009

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we had the same problem but we tried swaddling him and it worked! he sleeps in his crib 6 hours straight now. good luck

Francine - posted on 04/01/2009

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He may scream because he knows you will pick him up. Try staying in the room until he settles. If he fusses, try soothing him by humming or patting his belly (this works with my three month old), if he really starts to cry, pick him up, calm him down and then lay him back down. Do this until he realizes that you are there, he is safe, etc.

With my four year old, I had to resort to a sound therapy. The sound soothed him, but also drowned out background noise (he is a light sleeper). The plus side to a sound therapy is you can take it with you when you travel and it helps them sleep in a strange place.

Elizabeth - posted on 04/01/2009

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Is the crib in the same room his been sleeping in?. Try putting the car seat in that room.



Does he go down awake in his car seat?



What kind of sheets are you using?.



 



I found when moving by son from his bassinet (in my room) to his cot in his own room a few problems. 



1. His cloth sheets weren't the same feel as the towelling sheet in his bassinet and weren't as warm when he first went down.



2. i got him to self settle in the bassinet, but he could only see the celling(boring) due to material sides, while in the cot he could view his room (made his room as dark as possible at first)any thing new was a stimulas to wake up!



3. The temperature of his room was cooler than mine ( a few degrees makes a big difference to bub)



4. i made his cot into a play area first ( happy comfy place)



 



He now sleeps in his own room every sleep, but the transition was over about 2 weeks with his first sleeps being after his night feed when he was to tired to notice the change.



Good luck

Natalie - posted on 03/31/2009

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p.s I also totally agree with the lady who said about the baby whisperer, it's a great book

Natalie - posted on 03/31/2009

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hiya, may sounds silly, but i've been getting my (now 14 week old daughter) to take day naps in her own room to get her used to the cot in there for the change over ! she's been happy to do it in there now for about three weeks, but i made it a really lovely peaceful room for her and would sit with her in a lovely low light, read a story and sit holding her for about half an hour before putting her down, I also bought an album called lullaby which is just the most beautiful music for babies, really peaceful and creates a lovely calm atmosphere, she loves it ! it sounds silly but i do think creating that right atmosphere is important. However (i know this sounds easier than it is) but i really wouldn't let your son fall asleep on you everytime, i used to put my daughter down when she was still a little bit awake, and it was so tempting to make sure she was just asleep and then do it, but by letting her be that little bit awake she learnt to put herself to sleep and has no probs doing it now even if i put her down fully awake, someone said to me if you always let them fall asleep on you they will always need it, even when they wake in the night ! and i totally agree.

hope it all works out !

Iða - posted on 03/31/2009

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Patrice said: "But instead of laying the baby lengh wise in the crib do it width wise instead." ... I did the same. It worked for me.
I was going insane because of the lack of sleep & the crying.

I also bought the DVD ; the 5 S´s - the happiest baby on the block and it worked wonders for me.

Paveena Peggy Sunggoraneewan - posted on 03/31/2009

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With the book read the chapter "Teaching Babies How to Sleep" She does not believe in the crying out method which is much kinder on the mother and baby. I do hope this help....Oh and you most likely can take the book out at your local Library or buy it. You can also go online to the Baby Whisperer website http://www.babywhisperer.com.

Paveena Peggy Sunggoraneewan - posted on 03/31/2009

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With the book read the chapter "Teaching Babies How to Sleep" She does not believe in the crying out method which is much kinder on the mother and baby. I do hope this help....Oh and you most likely can take the book out at your local Library or buy it. You can also go online to the Baby Whisperer website http://www.babywhisperer.com.

Paveena Peggy Sunggoraneewan - posted on 03/31/2009

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With the book read the chapter "Teaching Babies How to Sleep" She does not believe in the crying out method which is much kinder on the mother and baby. I do hope this help....Oh and you most likely can take the book out at your local Library or buy it. You can also go online to the Baby Whisperer website http://www.babywhisperer.com.

Paveena Peggy Sunggoraneewan - posted on 03/31/2009

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With the book read the chapter "Teaching Babies How to Sleep" She does not believe in the crying out method which is much kinder on the mother and baby. I do hope this help....Oh and you most likely can take the book out at your local Library or buy it. You can also go online to the Baby Whisperer website http://www.babywhisperer.com.

Paveena Peggy Sunggoraneewan - posted on 03/31/2009

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Read the The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems I highly recommend this she covers this problem in her book.

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I had the same problem with my 15 month old when she was a younger. I wrapped her very tightly (but by 13 weeks they wiggle free)lol But instead of laying the baby lengh wise in the crib do it width wise instead. And if thay doesn't work...it could be that the baby's clock is screwed up. And to fix that just turn the baby around in the crib. I hope this helps.

Candace - posted on 03/31/2009

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i was having the same problelm with darien, i started off slowly, first with naps, and then a few hours at night, when he woke up to feed i would just take him to the couch with me. it is a difficult transition. i also use an Obusforme, it plays soothing sounds, that seems to help when putting him to bed. i also wait until he is a sleep to put him in

Melanie - posted on 03/31/2009

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Im having the same problem.  Owen is breast fed so when he was born I decided to keep him in bed with me so that we didnt disturb the whole house when he woke in the night.



Now I think that me moving in the night is waking him up so he doesnt sleep for more than 5hrs at night.  So I now would like to get him to sleep in his own cot.  But he wakes up as soon as I put him down.  Wrapping him doesnt help because he sucks his thumb.



Not sure if it would be a good idea to just leave him in there to cry?

Iða - posted on 03/30/2009

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I had the same problem and it had to do with the babies insecurety. I made a nest surrounding her to make her feel secure. wrapping is also a lifesaver, I wrapped mine because sometimes the arm movements wich they have no control of, wake the baby up...



Hope this works...

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