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I might sound totally insane asking this, please don't judge!

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Helsbelscm Wed 08-May-13 21:35:13

Am going to explain the query before I post it. I can currently only get DD to nap in a sling in the day, she was doing really well at sleeping in buggy but has recently gone off this a bit. I need her to be a bit more independent about sleep before I go back to work in 5 weeks.
I think I might have had a lightbulb moment about why she doesn't like the buggy as much. I have realised she sleeps well in it when in her pram suit or winter coat but obviously not using them now.
She needs motion to go off to sleep in the day, cot sleeping not an option at the moment.
So my question is....
Does anyone have ideas how I can replicate the snuggled in feeling she gets in the sling or with her coat but that I can use in her buggy in the summer.
My mind is a blank! Please do not point out how mental I sound!

CaptainSweatPants Wed 08-May-13 21:38:53

Put her on top of one of those snuggly fleecy things
Spray a bit of your perfume on too

AmandaPayneNeedsANap Wed 08-May-13 21:41:21

How old is she? The younger she is the more you need to be careful about her overheating if you over-wrap her. As she gets a bit older, it's a bit less of an issue. Also, things like swaddling might be an option for a baby in a buggy, but probably not an 11 month old!

Helsbelscm Wed 08-May-13 21:44:32

yes sorry she is 4 months old
What are the snuggly fleecy things?

MidLine Wed 08-May-13 21:54:59

I'm still putting 6 mo dd to sleep in her fleecy pram suit but with just one layer of light clothing on underneath and no blanket on. Our flat is always quite cold in any weather though.

AmandaPayneNeedsANap Wed 08-May-13 21:55:11

So is she in a lie-flat carry cot thingy or a sitting up with straps buggy?

If it is a carrycot, you could swaddle her in a muslin swaddle cloth. I was given some posh ones, but a big bit of muslin from a fabric shop would work.

I think Captain might have mean the sheepskin pram liners. They are meant to 'breathe' so not overheat.

Erm, what else. Maybe one of those gro-bags designed to accomadate car seat straps, then she'd be snuggled in.

Will keep thinking.

sharond101 Wed 08-May-13 21:57:00

My DS was like this and I give him a blanket he snuggles his face into.

Choccywoccydodah Wed 08-May-13 22:04:48

Thin fleecy onsie?

5madthings Wed 08-May-13 22:05:47

My dd was like this I swaddled her with a big muslin cloth smile

5madthings Wed 08-May-13 22:06:05

Tkmaxx often has them for sale BTW smile

seeker Wed 08-May-13 22:07:05


Helsbelscm Thu 09-May-13 08:15:43

Loads of ideas! Thank you!
will start experimenting!

milkyman Thu 09-May-13 09:00:00

Had the same problem since warmer weather has come! Invested in a lambskin from john lewis that fits with the pram straps - now has 2hr naps. You can also buy travel grobags which might also help.

minipie Thu 09-May-13 11:56:10

I have exactly the same issue, had exactly the same lightbulb moment, and yesterday I put a sheepskin in DD's pram - will see how it goes!

I also find it helps if DD has a hood (so eg a light cardi with a hood) or a rolled up muslin around the sides of her face to snuggle into/chew on a bit before she goes to sleep.

blushingmare Thu 09-May-13 19:32:28

Another vote for sheepskin here. Dd has one in her buggy and sleeps so well in there that I also bought a giant one for her cot!

DragonTwins Thu 09-May-13 20:08:03

Check out Tuppence and Crumble star. On the phone, so can't link. I've bought it recently for my niece. Lovely colors and nice soft fleece

Helsbelscm Fri 10-May-13 11:12:09

Yay I am not as mad as I thought! It is nice to know other people have the same issues. The problem is I seem to know all these people with babies who sleep! They look very confused when I explain these sorts of problems!

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