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2 years ago

So tired 💤

Not really a question, just need to vent!...Why is it that babies will only sleep in the things they’re “not recommended” to sleep in?! 🥱😴 I am so tired & he’s fast asleep in his sleepyhead... yet as soon as I put him in his next to me crib he’s awake & crying 🥺
So tired 💤

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2 years ago

Hi we have the same issue at 20 days old, I’ve considered a sleepyhead but I can’t shake all the warnings from the health visitors and midwives.. our boy will only happily sleep chest to chest on us, the moment I’m he is on his back in a safe place he has a meltdown. The broken sleep for him means he has such erratic feeds he gets bellyache so that only exacerbates things, and he is rarely alert and awake he just wants food or to cry 💔 So nobody is sleeping much in our household! I’m hoping if I give him what he wants with the sleeping on me he will relax soon and be more open to sleep in his snuzpod?? Anyone found this?

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2 years ago

My little girl would only be on me ,she loves to be close to me, I used to not be able to put her down at all any time of day. She was the same as your little one & would only sleep on me on her front. But she did get better with age, she only started sleeping next to me not on me at 6weeks old, it was a similar time that she would even consider sleeping on her back & now she is 16weeks very hit & miss with the cot I would say 80% of the time she is in bed with me but manages a couple of hours a night in the cot which is a massive improvement. So he will get better with time slowly :)

2 years ago

Hi Leah, congratulations! It can be hard in the beginning for sure, but keep trying to introduce the cot, even laying him down when he is just about asleep and be there to comfort and settle him. Are you swaddling him? I never swaddled either of my kiddos but some babies love it, and it can be a way to really help them get used to sleeping in a cot rather than chest to chest. As amazing as it is to have our babies so close to us, you have to make sure you are getting sleep as well!

2 years ago

Thanks everyone - he is only 4 days old, so I’m not expecting the world from him as I can imagine most spaces are pretty scary right now ☺️ I do just find it a little ironic that all the things you buy, that baby does seem to get cozy & sleep in, aren’t recommended for safe sleep! He will get there when he’s ready 💙

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2 years ago

Hi Lora, my baby is 4months and sleeps in his sleepyhead every night in next to me crib beside me... like you I tried without it and he wasn’t having it! 🤦🏻‍♀️like everything with parenthood it’s about being sensible, they aren’t recommended in case of over heating so just make sure the room is the correct temp and gro back the right tog, there are lots of things not recommended that we do because we as parents will make the best choices for OUR children! I co-slept with my first which people also had a problem with so you just can’t win 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ Enjoy your little bundle and do what ever you think is right for you and your baby x

2 years ago

You’ve got to love how much mum shaming there is on this post! Especially on a forum that is designed to support mums. 1. I’m pretty sure everyone knows the advice that babies should be in their own seperate bed in the same room as an adult caregiver for the first 6-12 months of their life 2. I’m pretty sure people don’t buy a baby nest with the plan to use it as their babies sole sleeping environment. 3. The all or nothing advice is great! For mums who have babies who sleep. Lora - use the sleepyhead for day sleeps all you want, if it means baby sleeps then that’s a positive. At night you could try co-sleeping, which if done correctly is very safe. With time you could work on one nap a day in the cot/bassinet. And increase this with time. To help baby get used to the cot/bassinet, spend some play time in their each day while they are awake to help build a positive association. White noise or a comforter may also help. Most important - ignore the mum shaming!

2 years ago

If you feel comfortable with bub sleeping in the sleepy head, then let that happen. I've had my girl sleeping in a nest in her cot from day 1 and ive never had a problem.

2 years ago

Babies are creatures of habit. If you keep putting them in an unsafe sleep space, that is what they will get used to and be comfortable in. You need to commit to a pack n play, bassinet, or crib to keep your child safe

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2 years ago

Human beings are mammals. We are biologically designed to sleep with our children. It is not a bad habit. It is natural 🥰. It is also absolutely beautiful! I could not think of anything better than cuddling my children to sleep and keeping them safe in my arms. I highly recommend you join the beyond sleep training project to learn more. It will change your life!

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