My little girl will not sleep on her own. Even if she is asleep and we put her down she wakes! I know that she needs us and I know she needs reassurance but every night I am falling asleep with her on my chest after feeding and I am terrified I will wake and she has been smothered or fallen!! Anyone have any advice? When did your little one start sleeping in their own bed?
We had a cot with the side down pushed up to our bed when she was newborn. I'd spend the night half lying on her cot mattress cuddled around her as she wouldn't sleep otherwise and eventually learned to feed her lying down too (breastfed) to maximise my sleep!
After a while (few months?) It got to the point where I could roll away from her and leave her sleeping, but she didn't really start sleeping properly until she was in her own room at 6 months.
Yours is still really little! But I have heard other mums have had success by putting something that smells of you in the cot can help (like a shirt - as long as it's put in safely)
What your baby's doing is totally normal. The big wide world is so scary for little newborns so they just want to be cocooned and held all the time. Once they get to 12 weeks it all gets a lot easier I promise.
She won't go down at all... has to be with me! Won't even settle in our bed. Even if she did, that's not happening!! Won't settle next to me either. We've tried a t-shirt in the Moses but that's doesn't work. My partner always has her so I can sleep when he can.., when she allows it! I know she needs me right now and that's absolutely fine I'm just worried we will struggle to get her out of this.