how to put my 2 month old to sleep?
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Brandi - posted on 12/02/2009
routine it important. sometimes we give her a bath and we use johnsons bedtime bubble bath and then the bedtime lotion afterwards and it seems to put her right to sleep. and if you have a rocking chair swaddle your baby and then rock. most babies like rocking.
I agree with the Swaddle Me. My 10 week old son could Houdini out of every swaddle we tried, but he sleeps 8 hours at night with the Swaddle Me. We swaddle him for naps too, but the only time I nurse him while he is swaddled is at bedtime. It really settles him down and he is usually asleep about 15 minutes into the feeding (and still sleeps 8 hours).
I make sure that DS is really tired. It's easy to tell since he will take long blinks or get fussy. The thing that works 99% of the time is rocking him in the glider. Sometimes I will wrap him in a blanket. Once he is asleep then I put him in his swing to continue that rocking motion. Works like a charm!
Christella - posted on 11/30/2009
my daughter is the same age i check her diaper and then feed her so that her stomach is full most of the time that helps her go to sleep, and if not then i usually rock her to sleep, and i keep the lights off in my room where she sleeps so that she can used to sleeping with the lights off and no noise. it depends on your baby, some babies sleep right away and others don't.
Angela - posted on 11/29/2009
my 11 week old preemie gets up like clockwork at 4 am regardless of the time I put him to sleep. I tried swaddling him as well but if his arms are not free he gets very agitated and won't stop fussing and crying. I caught him sucking his thumb one night and if he does not have access to it he won't go to sleep.
Kathy - posted on 11/27/2009
Routine is crucial I think. My daughter is 10 weeks old and has been sleeping for 8-10 hours a night consistently for a month now. Bath is the only thing that is sometimes a part of the routine and sometimes is not. We also make sure that her crib is only used at night. She doesn't take her naps in it. When it starts to get close to bedtime we also start turning down the lights in the house and quieting things down. We also swaddle her only at night. We got the Swaddle Me! blanket as a gift. It works really well because the velcro is strong.
Priscilla - posted on 11/27/2009
my daughter was to strong for swaddling but she just turned 2 months and 3 weeks old and for the last five days has slept until 7.30 just give it time she will begin to do so when the time is right for her usally around close to 2 months closer to 3 months with preemies like my baby
Sabra - posted on 11/26/2009
i tried to swaddle my son, but every time i do it tight, he manages to get his arm and leg out of the swaddle blanket...any suggestions?
try using a bigger blanket that way you can tuck more of the blanket underneath him.also try and make sure his arms are down flat by his sides it makes it a little harder to move that way.
Megan - posted on 11/25/2009
Routine! I have an 11 week old and she was up every 2 hours during the night for a month straight! We started the routine of getting her ready for bed at 10 PM. We put her PJs on--always in her bedroom. We bring a bottle upstairs with us. And we swaddle her tight--we wrap her arms too that way she can't distract herself from falling asleep. She usually falls asleep eating. She sleeps in the bassinet in our bedroom and she now totally associates that place with bedtime. She has been sleeping 7-8 hours a night for a whole month now!
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