how do you resettle your baby to sleep?

Lauren - posted on 10/08/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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tips for getting baby back to sleep when they wake and you know they are still tired....

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Jennifer - posted on 10/09/2009

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I don't know what type of swaddle wrap you are using (a blanket or an actual swaddler) but my daughter would do the same thing until I got the Kiddopatomus (sp) ones from babies r us or target. They come in flannel and a jersey so something for summer temps and winter temps. It has velcro on the middle over the chest to hold it in place and then along their left side there is a big strip of velcro for the right side to attach to so you can crank down as tight as you want. My daughter wanted as tight as it would go and LOVED it!! Just a suggestion

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Lauren - posted on 10/10/2009

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unfortunately we tried them and neither of them liked it! i think im running out of options. at the moment they both like to be wrapped with their right arm above their head. very strange. but i dont know if thats so good for their other shoulder being restricted when the other one is flapping around!!

Lauren - posted on 10/09/2009

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thanks everyone, both boys are wrapped however like to spend the first 5 minutes in bed pushing their arms out of the wrap, yet if i wrap them with them out they arent happy. it just becomes a battle of the longer they are awake when it isn't time to feed yet the grumpier they become, they wont let me play or entertain them, its literally just screaming until they are held to sleep or fed, and even when i hold them and rock them to sleep those eyes open as soon as i lay them down. its like they conspire against me!!!

Megan - posted on 10/09/2009

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do you remember how the nurses wraped them up when they were in the hospital like a little burrito. i do that with my son, and it works every single time without fail!!! along with the shhhing and rocking that everyone else suggested. depending on how tight you wrap them up you might possibly by able to manuver both of them... just a suggestion and i really hope it helps.

Amy - posted on 10/09/2009

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I have found that if he's not crying, I'll go and pat his bottom and shhhhhh him, and then leave him there for a bit - then if he's going to resettle he will, and if he doesn't but still isn't crying, I'll try a few more times every 5 minutes or so. If they are trully still tired, they'll probably nod off again. Sometimes they just like to know you're there. :o))

Lauren - posted on 10/08/2009

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they are 8 week old twins and when both are unsettled i literally cant hold them both, they just fight and fight and fight sleep when they have woken but really aren't ready to be awake

Meghan - posted on 10/08/2009

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warm bottle rock them or just let them go till they falll asleep on their own

Tara - posted on 10/08/2009

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Feeding them, rocking them, singing to them, changing them. Try holding your child for a long period of time. Even after you may think theyre asleep.

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Depends on the age and how 'unsettled' baby is. Some of the things I do are breastfeeding, rocking, singing, making a "sshhhh" sound, or patting him on the bottom. Sometimes it just takes a little cuddling or patting him to get him back to sleep. As he's getting older, I need to nurse or rock a lot less frequently than I did during the first few months.

Christina - posted on 10/08/2009

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If they don't need to be changed try not to pick them up out of their bed. Depending on how old you could make a four ounce bottle and give it you them or you can just give a binky...my little girl also like it when I gently rub her eyebrows...it makes her eyes heavy and forces her to close them!

Lindsay - posted on 10/08/2009

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I'd say cuddle them and get them good and relaxed then lay them down right before they fall asleep. Sometimes soothing music playing very softly will help settle them or a mobile. Good luck! =)

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