Ready to Begin Your Sleep Journey?   Yes! Show Me How
Ready to Begin Your Sleep Journey?   Yes! Show Me How

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  1. Heather says

    My baby is 12 weeks old and will only nap in my arms after nursing. He is swaddled, white noise and fan going, I stay within appropriate waketimes but he wakes up instantly when I lay him down. Swing, rocker, bassinet all the same. He bedshares with me at night laying on my arm. I have a three year old who doesn’t see me anymore I had to put her in daycare because of this. I’m exhausted, depressed and lonely. Waiting on 4 months to sleep train.

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says

      Hi @Heather – Thank you for writing to us. I’m SO sorry to hear your family is having such sleep problems and your really struggling too. Please know that you’re not alone! We’re more than happy to help families of infants younger than 4 months! We feel that it is never too soon to start teaching good sleep habits. We’ll create a Plan just for you and your baby, and we’ll be here to work with you to provide a path forward as your baby grows too.
      You can read more about and purchase any of our consultation packages here:
      Thank you again for writing, and hang in there Heather! Please let us know if you need any assistance at all, and we’d love to help you get started ASAP!

  2. Aprill says

    My 3 week old hates everything but the rock n play. And even then, he has to be in a deep sleep or he wants out asap. He slept ok in the bassinet but he had bad congestion and a cold so the doctor recommended to have him sleep at an angle because of drainage at night. He now hates swaddled and hates his bassinet. He must be rocked at all times. So he has the rock n play that rocks, vibrates, and plays music. So far so good! I hope transitioning him to the crib won’t be hell.

    • Janelle Reid says

      Hi @Aprill, congratulations on your new baby boy!! If you haven’t yet, here is a link to download a free guide we have available for new parents to download here:
      If you want to prepare yourself for the next coming year and all the leaps and changes he will go through and how that will affect his sleep, we also have an ebook you may be interested in reading so you’re prepared as he continues to grow. Here is the link to read more about our newborn ebook:
      I hope this helps provide more support for you as you settle into motherhood. Congratulations again! 🙂

  3. Lanisa says

    My baby is 9 weeks old and only naps on me after eating. I try to move him to a dock a tot after but he always wakes up. I tried the crib but he won’t nap there. Any tips?

    • Janelle Reid says

      Hi @Lanisa, thanks for writing to us and congratulations on your new baby! My boys did this to me some days when they were really little too, so I understand loving the cuddles but at the same time wanting a break!!! Here is a link to a guide with tips to help with your newborn in these early weeks:
      I’d keep trying and it may just take some time for him to age out of it a bit, but trying it always good so it’s not a foreign idea when you try to spring the crib on him or something.
      If you need more help as he continues to grow, let us know! We are here and would love to help.

  4. Carrie Green says

    I love the tips you have listed in the article and I am hopeful one or the other might put my baby to sleep. Also, I was browsing for more such new mother guide articles and read a couple of useful ones on Hope this helps your readers and my fellow mothers.

    • Danielle says

      Thank you for using The Baby Sleep Site as a resource, Carrie! We appreciate it and hope the articles will help!