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Anyone else pinned to the sofa for every single nap?!

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Nickname1980 Fri 10-Mar-17 14:33:57

My 4-month-old DC is quite needy! He will only nap while latched on, lying on his breastfeeding cushion. This can go on for 2-hrs-long naps.

At first, i binged watched stuff on Netflix when the older DC were at school.

But now I am getting seriously bored of being a human bed.

How can I get him to nap in his cot?!?! I have bought all devices ever. None seem to work (white noise, movement, etc etc).

Or maybe I just need to give up and find a new series to binge watch on Netflix? confused

rosetintedspectacles Fri 10-Mar-17 22:40:06

Have you tried going on walks with him in the pram when he's ready for a nap? It's the best way I've found to get my cot nap refusing DD to sleep independently in the daytime!

Summerdays2014 Sat 11-Mar-17 20:31:29

My son is 14 months and still only naps on me! A couple of weeks ago I did manage to get him to sleep on me then transfer him to the cot... twice... he hasn't done it since... it's really tough. Some days I enjoy the cuddles, others I just want some time alone. I recommend trying to sort this out now, so you're not in my position in 10 months time (no idea how you sort it though!)

TheMasterNotMargarita Sat 11-Mar-17 20:33:57

Yes me too.
But I get out for naps in the pram everyday or in the car if I need shopping.
I'm making the most of it. He's the last baby and I'm back to work soon so enjoying all the snuggles and trying to ignore my aching back!

OhHolyJesus Sat 11-Mar-17 20:40:24

I was the same - 3 times a day in a dark room with wrist pain from playing on my phone.

We did sleep training - horrific as it was at the time it was worth it. Normally chats to himself before he falls asleep, if he cries not more than 10 mins whinging and then drops off.

It's not for everyone but worked for us. I get loads done in the time he's asleep and sometimes I nap too - in my own bed!

hungryheidi Sat 11-Mar-17 20:43:27

My DD is 2 and a half years old and still naps on me latched on!! She'll also sleep quite happily for 2 hours like that. My older two used to nap in the buggy or car, but I've never managed to get any of my kids to nap in their cots/beds! Sorry I can't offer any advice.....I'm just hoping my DD grows out of needing naps soon (though I quite enjoy the forced lie down!).

BendingSpoons Sat 11-Mar-17 20:43:55

Would he tolerate lying next to you to feed and you creeping away? I guess if he wants to latch on that would take some getting used to.

Marmalade85 Sat 11-Mar-17 20:56:48

Have you got a sleepyhead?

AssassinatedBeauty Sat 11-Mar-17 20:57:35

Yep, me too! Although I can get DS2 to sleep in the pram usually and then go home and park him in the hall. Would that work?

sycamore54321 Sun 12-Mar-17 05:23:11

Obviously everyone is different - that sounds intolerable to me and I would definitely need a break.

The most obvious suggestion would be a soother, to get him used to being not attached to you. And think about getting rid of the feeding pillow so it's not as cosily comfortable for him while feeding.

Presumably up to now, you have fed him to sleep for every nap and sleep? At this age, your overall goal would be to try to shift the pattern into feeding when he wakes, then play time, then put him in his pram or basket or whatever after about an hour. If that really doesn't work, pick him up and cuddle him but don't let him comfort suckle on you. Give the dummy instead.

So break it into stages if you need to - first unlatching him, then getting him out of your arms.

Is his cot / pram / basket warm enough when you put him in? Perhaps strip him down a little so he is cool while you feed to help prevent sleeping then transfer him into a lovely snug cosy grobag in the cot?

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