My 7 week old baby only wants to nap in my arms

Jessica - posted on 11/28/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hello! Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get babies to sleep in their cot for naps? We don't want to do crying it out or use a pacifier. Is it possible? Our baby is ale to sleep for hours when he is held but only for 45 minutes when he place him in the cot when he becomes drowsy in our arms. Thanks!

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Jessica - posted on 11/29/2012

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Thanks for all the helpful tips, Marian! We do swaddle him and play soft music for babies but he still doesn't last a long time in the cot. We also pat him down once he's in the cot and sometimes he's able to sleep but wakes up after 10 minutes or so. I really do hope it is just a phase. Nine weeks isn't too far away. Thanks for all your help :-)

Jessica - posted on 11/29/2012

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Thanks for all the helpful tips, Marian! We do swaddle him and play soft music for babies but he still doesn't last a long time in the cot. We also pat him down once he's in the cot and sometimes he's able to sleep but wakes up after 10 minutes or so. I really do hope it is just a phase. Nine weeks isn't too far away. Thanks for all your help :-)

Marian - posted on 11/29/2012

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Does you baby tolerate being swaddled. Your baby may like the tight comforting feeling of being held, as opposed to the open feeling of being in a crib. Try swaddling and see if that helps. Also, maybe put a t shirt that you have worn close to babies crib to trick baby to thinking you are nearby. Make sure babies room is warm so that he is comfortable. You can also use a sound machine or smoothing music to help calm baby into sleeping. You can also try putting baby into bed when you notice baby is getting drowsy. Then pat baby down into sleep. It's important that baby learn to make the transition to sleep. And it may just be a small phase baby is going through. The youngest boy I nanny for needed a little help falling asleep for a few weeks, but then was able to fall asleep all on his own at 9 weeks.

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