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Louisemil13 Sun 13-Dec-15 01:00:41

Hi advice!! My 2 week old will not sleep in an evening unless she's on my chest on her belly!! I have tried everything to put her to sleep in her crib swaddling, not swaddling, sleeping bag, cover on her back side, white noise, music! But she is unsettled unless I pick her up or put her on her belly she sleeps!! An will sleep s good 5 hour through!! I know she shouldn't sleep in her belly though so I don't know what to do!! Sleep or no sleep happy baby on her belly or no happy baby!!!!!! confusedconfused

SerafinaScoresby Sun 13-Dec-15 01:06:51

I let DS sleep on me for his first 3 months blush it's what all the advice says not to do but he couldn't get to sleep any other way and I was more concerned with him actually getting some sleep than with what people thought. He's now 6 months and sleeps happily in his cot. Have a read about the 'fourth trimester'. Some babies just need this close contact.

Nowthereistwo Sun 13-Dec-15 22:04:57

Personal decision but I've placed 12wk dd2 on her front since she was born and she sleeps so much better than dd1 ever did at this age.

She's in a bed side cot so couldn't be nearer and we don't have any other SID risks.

Helps her stomach gripes and stops the startle reflex from waking her.

Gileswithachainsaw Sun 13-Dec-15 22:07:53

I had no choice but to do this. dd2 would not sleep any other way.

I was running up stairs every 10-15 mins every evening trying to re settle her.

by 4 in the morning I'd give up and turn her over.

she slept really well after that. I wouldn't have to get up once

5 years on she still sleeps mainly on her tummy or side.

Thethingswedoforlove Sun 13-Dec-15 22:15:16

We did this with both our dds after assessing the risks. We wouldn't have coped on the amount of sleep we got otherwise. Very personal decision.

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