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My 7 week old son will only sleep if he is held or in his swing.  This has been going on about 3 wks. He can be sound asleep in my arms and the second I put him down he is wide awake.  I've tried putting him in a cradle in our room, and in his crib with the same result.  Any ideas on how to get him back in his bed?
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136689 tn?1419580447
my advice would be just before he falls asleep lay him in his bed and let him fall asleep by himself, my 15 week old loves to be rocked but then i realised that he was relying on it to fall asleep so now i lay him in his bed and walk out the room and go back in 5 mins to check on him and then leave again then check on him, he needs to learn to self sooth.. good luck
1328636 tn?1389367392
We went through a similar phase a few weeks ago with our little guy.  What we did was lay him in his crib and "pretend" to be laying down with him by leaning over the railing with one arm along his body and that hand on his head.  Then with our other hand we would lightly rub/pat his tummy and "shh" and/or sing to him.  He would cry/fuss a few minutes and then fall asleep.
1794093 tn?1357930759
have you tried to swaddle him, ive heard that this technique was a life saver with some moms when they had the same issue...
1528695 tn?1360582320
i swaddled my dd bcz when i put her down she would swing her arms wake up adn start crying. I swaddled her, let her fuss for a little with me nearby (so she will be comfortable knowing i didn't leave her) and she would be out for hours!
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