1 month old sons sleeping habits

Alissa - posted on 06/04/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My one month old son sleeps well during the night as long as he is in bed with my husband and me. That I have no problem with. My problem occurs during the day. He will fall asleep after nursing and then when i put him down to go get some stuff done (i.e. laundry, dishes, bills) he wakes up after like 15 min. He sleeps so much longer if I hold him or if I lay down with him. This doesn't allow me to get anything done though. I am getting a little frustrated.

Any advice?

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Karen - posted on 06/21/2012

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How about a swing and a vibrating chair that you can move around and place in what ever room you're in so that he can see you and hear you? That's what I do and I can do something for about 15 minutes at a time. Ofcourse it won't be easy at first. You'll have to start with 2 minute intervals and slowly increase the time...slowly though.

At one month he is still wanting your warmth and arms so it is only natural for him to want to be with you during the day. I have a 11 week old and I hold him during the day as much as I can. Some advice given to me on here (to help him sleep longer at night) was to hold him as much as I can during the day. It's impossible for you to hold him all day so I would try somethings and try to not to get discouraged if it doesn't seem to work right away. I have been trying to get my baby to fall asleep on his own in his crib and to sleep longer periods and have been at it for 4 days and have wanted to give up every day! I just keep telling myself that he is still really young and needs my love and care.

Louise - posted on 06/04/2012

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You have two choices you either stop the co sleeping and encourage him to sleep in his own space and self soothe or you buy a baby carrier and strap him to your chest so that you can get the jobs done. My daughter went through a phase of wanting to be with me all the time and I had no problem with it during the day, but Ihave never co slept. It makes for problems further down the line teaching a child to sleep alone.

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