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14 weeks old baby napping in car seat and unable to put down awake

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milkyman Mon 28-Jan-13 12:25:15

I would be interested in people's thought/suggestions on this. My 14 week old is a lively little boy (15ilbs). He only likes to nap during the day either on my lap or in his car seat (after we have been out somewhere). Is this a huge problem - he never sleeps longer than two hours in the car seat. I have tried lifting him out and putting him in his cot but he just screams!!! He's happy to sleep in his cot at night but I can never put him down awake, he has to be asleep. Am I making a rod for my own back or is it just a case of do what you can so they sleep. He sleeps OK at night (usually) last feed at 11pm, then 2:30pm, 5pm and then awake at 6ish (but he will sleep an hour longer if he sleeps on me).
Anyone have similar issues?
Thank you

milkyman Mon 28-Jan-13 12:38:34

I meant to add the he is formula fed.

stargirl1701 Mon 28-Jan-13 12:44:54

Yes! Our LO is 19 weeks. She goes into her crib (in our room) awake after the 11pm bottle and we switch the light out. Within 2 minutes she is asleep and there are no protests or cries. She sleeps through till between 7-9am. We do appreciate this.

She hates napping!!! I bought 'the no- cry sleep solution' and we're working through some ideas from there. We have found darkness helps so we put up a blackout blind in her room and we try to put her down in there for naps and one of us sits with her.

A walk in the pram sends her to sleep and popping her in a sling works to. She seems to need movement. At the moment we are encouraging the idea of napping (doesn't matter where) so she gets the habit of sleep.

I would definitely recommend that book.

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