15 week old won't nap. Aargh!

(6 Posts)
Zara1984 Sat 16-Feb-13 19:55:28

Swaddling?

INeedThatForkOff Sat 16-Feb-13 13:56:48

If I just put him in his cot, he cries and I won't leave him for any longer than time to just nip to the loo or whatever. If I put him in asleep he wakes within 15 mins.

On the plus side I've finally finished my freelance work and am enjoying cuddling him in my bed while DH plays with DD smile

bonzo77 Thu 14-Feb-13 19:52:58

What happens if you just put him in his cot and leave him? Not for hours while you ignore him, but for a few minutes. DS2 is 10 weeks and I thought he was like yours, but it turns out he will shout for 5-10 minutes then go to sleep.

KatieLily12 Thu 14-Feb-13 19:44:00

I could have written this title. Just offering comradely back pats as I've no idea if mine will ever learn to sleep. She just wants to play!

Stumbleine Thu 14-Feb-13 15:28:00

You have my sympathies! I have just started a pretty much identical thread. My dd is also 15 weeks.

INeedThatForkOff Thu 14-Feb-13 12:22:45

I've done it again: I've produced another amazing non-sleeping baby.

DS isn't a great sleeper at night. He's usually in with me from about 1am. But he doesn't sleep during the day either, unless I have time to go to bed with him, which is very rare.

DD is 2.11 so our days need to revolve around hee toddlers groups, mostly mornings, but one afternoon. In that situation. DS will fall asleep in the car seat but wake as soon as we arrive. Similarly, he'll doze off in the pram on a walk, but apart from two lucky occasions, he'll wake as soon as we stop.

We went to a family wedding on Saturday and he stayed awake the whole tome. We had to leave at 8pm as he wouldn't sleep and wouldn't be put down.

Today DD has gone to MIL's for the day. I've spent the entire morning trying to get DS to nap in the pram, on a walk, in his cot and on the boob, biut have only succeeded in making him angry. It's about time for an afternoon nap now and he's just dropped off on me but will doubtless wake if I try to put him down.

I haven't got time for this. The house is a fucking mess and I have freelance work I'm supposed to be doing. A sling sometimes works but I have to be standing and jiggling around which defeats the object.

Any suggestions? This can't be good for him.and it's driving me up the wall!

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