Baby sleep

How do I get my new baby to sleep without movement or being held? He is only 4 days old, so I was never expecting miracles but he will wake up within seconds/ mins after being put down.... My milk has come in so praying this will help soon but I dread the night times because its either that he's feeding constantly and/or one of us has to hold him all night We do have a mamaroo which we did use 1 night but we literally sat staring at him because we know they're not safe for sleep. Pix of my gorgeous little man
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Literally lose your own idea of day and night for a few weeks. Once they are 4-6 weeks they develop more of a circadian rhythm. Sunlight and outside during the day can help to encourage it. It's so tough those early days but it does pass and get easier ❤️ Congratulations ❤️ he's adorable

What is baby sleeping in? Have you seen the rocket would it be worth getting one and attaching it to where he’s sleeping this would rock him all the time

I would try swaddling. And put down on side shushing and patting bum then turn on back x

Asking myself the same question 4 months in and in the middle of a sleep regression haha! Enjoy those newborn snuggles. It’s tough but baby doesn’t know they’re a separate thing from you, they NEED to be held and rocked and cuddled. He always felt movement while in your tummy, he doesn’t know any different yet! xx

Blanket swaddles helped my baby sleep waaaay better during the first 3 months. I never rocked my daughter to sleep.

Honestly the baby NEEDS your embrace, remember he spent 9 months in a warm womb inside of you, where he never worried about eating, being rocked or alone, lights or strange sounds because your body gave him everything he needed and your voice and smell are the only sure thing in his life right now. Imagine how different, cold and scary it is to be on the outside. These moments of holding him are the most special but also critical for him to feel safe and comforted in a world that's all new and stressful for his tiny self. I promise the sleepless nights are not forever, by the 3rd month my baby was sleeping through the night. I would suggest you get him nice and full, make sure to burp him and use a swaddle to wrap him up like a burrito from the shoulders not higher than that to avoid it getting near his face if he moves while he's asleep. The swaddle is a gift because they feel cozy as if they're being held. It will be a few months of you having to feed him every 3 hours but mom to mom, it goes in a flash.

@Isabel babe if your baby is 4 going on 5 months you can get them on oatmeal at night before bed. My baby sleeps for 10 hours!!!! Or more, but I wake him up to eat lol I get the brand Earth's Best Organic whole grain oatmeal, do one scoop (the scoop from formula) for every 4 oz he or she drinks. You'll be glad you did it. It does need to be warmed up so it can dissolve well and I suggest getting level 3 nipples I use Dr. Brown bottles and it's the right size for the flow to feed my baby just right. Since it's a thicker liquid the regular nipples won't work and they'll just get frustrated. Let me know if you need anything else, I'm here :)

@Amy he gets out of the swaddles when I use it xx

@Alisha are the swaddles tight enough as he shouldn’t be able to get out of them

I'm 6 months in and I still bob him to sleep. I love it now but it's only 4/5 times a day I would recommend getting a swaddle but get your smell on it and wait until your little one is asleep before putting them down. To test I used to see if his arm flopped down White noise, warm the moses basket up before putting them in. He didn't go in his next to me for like 3 months because it was big Keep the day noisy and the nights quiet and as little light as possible Put him down feet first Keep bopping him until he is down in the moses basket or whatever you use When he is down place your hand on his chest for a couple of minutes

White noise was a game changer for us, and zip up or Velcro swaddles .

Baby Brezza Safe Sleep Swaddle Blanket for Crib Safety for Newborns and Infants – Safe, Anti-Rollover Blanket, White https://a.co/d/a0XDrXd Get this, it's like a holy Grail. You swaddle him and then use this to keep him in place and it works like a charm. Just keep in mind once they start rolling over or trying to roll over that's it you can't swaddle it use this kind of thing but right now you can because he's tiny.

My little boy wouldn’t be put down for the first 10 months of his life! Embrace it while you can because it doesn’t last forever, my boys two now and I’d love to rock him to sleep one last time🥰

I know it’s an expensive option and you’d need the space for it but our game changer was having the Snoo! The. Best. Thing. EVER! (For us) we couldn’t live without it.. honestly. Our little one slept like a DREAM. Till she outgrew it that is 😭

We had this with my first and honestly white noise and swaddle made such a difference. Made him feels safe and secure. I also found moving to a next to me helped massively and I would sleep with my hand on him / in his hand and he would settle much better knowing we were near and having that contact

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He’s so cute. Hang in there momma. Boys eat tons every 15 minutes to 2 hours literally. Sleep when he does. It’s so hard as every baby is different. Mine is 1 and still nursing every 3 hrs or so. He still has periods where he doesn’t self soothe and wants to be held. He doesn’t take a paci so we just do what we can 🤦🏾‍♀️💙

It took us several weeks. But I got to the point where I could hold her and bounce her on my shoulder. I would keep holding her for 10minutes after she fell asleep then put her down in the basinet which was beside my bed. She would only sleep for 2hrs at the beginning. She liked a muslin blanket swaddle as long as I left her hands out. The biggest thing was keep doing what ever put the baby to sleep for 10minutes before putting them down so they have time to get into a deep sleep.

I'm no pro (my baby is only 16 days old) but try swaddling & a pacifier 💕

Thank you everyone :) I did try the swaddle bag already which he gets out of in less than 20 mins.... so going to try to swaddle in a muslin tonight. I think he need the movement where as husband feels like it's the pressure of being held. Fingers crossed! I wish we could just get away with sleeping with him on our chests because we would all be sleeping away 🤣

Never agreed with it prior to my lo's arrival but swaddling and dummies! X

Little update, last night was just as bad as the rest, I tried a normal swaddle and showed my husband his holding trick, he was actually worried I had done it too tight... but before I'd even moved he was out of it. We also put him in his cosatto pram instead of the cot but nothing helped. Been out today and bought the love to dream, he's now been laid down for 30 mins! I know that's just a nap but I'll take it so far! I'll update tomorrow :)

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