Amanda - posted on 06/02/2011 ( 20 moms have responded )
My baby just turned 6 weeks old for the past couple of days he's not wanting to sleep unless he's laying on top of me. He will usually wake himself up as soon as we lay him down. If we do manage to get him to sleep on his own he often grunts groans and is generally not seeming to get quality sleep. We do have a halo sleepsack that we use to try to swaddle him up but he often moves around so much that he gets his arms free then wakes up because of that. I just don't know how to help him sleep better.
He eats about 5oz every 3 hours so I don't think he's still hungry. He's so tired that often if I pick him up he will fall back asleep with in a few mins. I have to go back to work tomorrow and I'm worried about the amount of sleep he's getting.
This is my first baby so I still feel pretty clueless about what he wants/needs a lot of the time. I'm slowly learning but I worry about pretty much everything. He does not cry a ton just fusses and whines a lot but actual screaming is pretty rare.
Any advice or is anybody else having this issue?