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How do I stop babywearing to sleep?

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TexasChainsawMoussaka Fri 24-Oct-08 13:55:33

DS is now 21 weeks and weighs too much for me to carry on using the sling to sleep in. The trouble is it's the only place he will have a decent sleep, anywhere else he'll drop off eventually but only sleep for 1/2 an hour. I can get away with this for a couple of naps each day but if he doesn't get a long sleep at some point he ends up just having a total overtired meltdown.

He has no problem sleeping in a cot overnight and used to have long naps in the pram so I'm not sure why these days he has to be in the sling.

I would love to carry on with the sling sleeps but my back can't take it much longer... please help!

Mij Fri 24-Oct-08 21:53:41

I'm sure others will be along in a minute with other sleep suggestions, but as a starter, a couple of things:

1. Have you come across a book called The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley? It's not right for everyone (not a quick fix) but is nice because it's not a one-size-fits-all technique, and takes into consideration lots of different parenting styles/decision. Worth a look at the library..? Deals with naps as well as nightsleep.
2. Have you tried a different sling?! And what are you using at the moment? Front or back carry? A change of style, and maybe wearing on your back, might give your DS a few more months to settle into his own nap pattern.


livysmum Sat 25-Oct-08 03:51:57

hey I thought about buying one of these before we got a basinet for my babyshower.

Its likea swing and when baby moves in his sleep it bounces to lull him back to sleep. +hammock&um=1&sa=X&oi=productresultgroup&resnum=1&ct=title

hope it helps.

Or you could just google baby hammock yourself :D
good luck

livysmum Sat 25-Oct-08 03:53:22

Id say the MIYO one looks the best

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