How to not let son be a contact napper

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edin16 Sun 06-Sep-20 09:33:33

DS is 14 weeks old and seems to be getting into a bad habit of being a contact napper. He used to fall asleep on me and I would then transfer him and he'd sleep for another 30 minutes/1hour but now when I put him down he's awake within minutes and usually won't go back to sleep.
Does anyone have any ideas how to stop this? I've tried white noise and that doesn't seem to help. I've tried putting him down awake but sleepy but he has serious objections to that! And I'm not going to try any of these cry it out methods.

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Couldntthinkofausername24 Sun 06-Sep-20 12:12:39

I hate the cry it out methods. My son was exactly the same. I would place him in his cot or where ever he slept at that time and walk away. If be whinged i left him too it. Only if he cried I would return straight back to him and stop him crying by either a quick cuddle or pat his bottom. As soon as he was settled I would leave again. Keep in mind that this can go on for ages. I was constantly backwards and forwards but I didn't care because I would never let him cry. Not even for 10 seconds it's so cruel and gives me goosebumps just thinking about it. What your telling your baby is that no matter how much they cry you won't go to them it's awful. Hope that helps xx

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