havin problems getting my 6 week old baby to stay asleep...as soon as i put her in her moses basket she wakes up screaming like she has had a bad dream....this happens over and over again....last night it was 4.30 am before i finally got her to go to sleep......anyone have any advice??

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Sarah - posted on 12/17/2008

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Hi Gill;

I want to agree with others....... it will get better!

My daughter was (and still is at 6 yr old) a "moution" baby. I was a big truck driver when I was pregnet with her. she really loved the truck and I had 2 weeks of really rough times with her. when it got really bad, I had my hubby bring the big truck home. we crawled up in the truck bed and all went to sleep with the truck running. One time we tried the dryer and that worked for awhile (you set the baby either on top of the dryer or up next to it so that the seat or bouncer is touching the dryer, so that the vibration of the dryer lulls them) I hope these things help!

Barb - posted on 12/17/2008

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Hi, my little one, now 3, for the first 6 weeks she'd only sleep on my tummy......couldn't lay her down in her crib or bassinet without her waking right up.....and I tried lots of times, In the end we all got better sleep with her just sleeping with me. I have two older children 19 and 13 and I always swore all my kids would sleep in their own bed.....my youngest made a lier out of me....Ha! She never did the crib thing, just slept with mommy and she sleeps really well now in her own room in a big bed.

Stephanie - posted on 12/16/2008

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Wow do I remember that! I will start by saying IT WILL GET BETTER!! I have two boys five and three years old . My second boy had this problem. He had colic and had to have movement and was very hard to put down. I heard Dr. Harvey Karp speak at Children's Hospital He wrote a book ..The Happiest Baby On the Block. He teaches you the five S's that will help to sooth your daughter. I used a swing for both two days day time naps and he was swaddled very tight at night in his bed with with a fan for noise. Google him and see what he is about. It changed our family in about two days. We used the method for about two months. Best wishes. Stephanie

Mandy - posted on 12/13/2008

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Hi Gill why dont you try putting a t shirt that you have worn and that has your smell in with your baby, the baby will recognise the smell and will think its you and she might let you get some sleep, it worked for me, let me know if it works for you

Cari - posted on 12/12/2008

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Are you rocking her or walking around with her prior to putting her down? If so, it could be the motion that she likes -- try letting her sleep in a swing or bouncer. Also, it could be the loss of your scent. I put a worn t-shirt in my son's bed for the first few months so he would smell my scent and feel comforted. I used it like a blanket almost. It seemed to work! I am also a HUGE proponent of having your baby sleep in HER bed alone. She needs to know her crib is for sleeping. If you work and are sending her to daycare in the future, she will need to be able to sleep in different environments. With both my kids, I had them sleep in a the living room during the day (swing, bouncy, bassenette) with the lights and TV on so they could sleep around the noise, then the slept in their cribs at night. The transition was wonderful and they slept great at daycare and at night (other than the reflux issue, but that's another story).

Justine - posted on 12/12/2008

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hi Gill! I remember feeling about the same at the same stage! Molly just wouldn't settle for longer than an hour and that kept up until recently.

Hate to say it, but it's probably wind. try laying bub across yor knees and back patting- might get the windy bits upright burping sessions are missing.otherwise try brauers colic formula- worked wonders with my girl. we swear by it- usually calms her in about 5 min- if not, we know something else is wrong.

You know all the usual.

good luck

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