My 2 Months Old Son Wont Sleep in His Crib During the Day.....

Updated on April 05, 2009
A.B. asks from Pawhuska, OK
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I have been able to get him to sleep in his crib at night time but once day time comes around he will only sleep in his swing, bouncer or with me or his dad. I have tryed getting him totally asleep to the point of snoring but as soon as i put him down he wakes up crying... i have also tryed letting him wear himself out and then laying him down awake, but once again as soon as he realized im not there or he is not in his swing or bouncer he starts crying.... i dont understand what is going on. I need some advice. Can aynone help???

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answers from Jonesboro on

A nap in a bouncy seat or swing is better than no nap.



answers from Oklahoma City on

Pick up a copy of On Becoming Babywise.

This is something that will take practice, he will take some time to get used to sleeping in his bed during the day, you just have to keep making the effort. Try getting a sleep positioner that will cradle him somewhat or swaddle him - it helps him to feel warm and safe which is what they miss when they're not in their swings being held. Once he gets a napping pattern it will be much smoother. I've always found it harder w/ the naps than at night, I think because they want to be awake and are more aware of their surroundings.



answers from Oklahoma City on

IMO it is totally okay to let your baby nap in his swing or bouncer. I know babies that only napped well in their infant car seat (all secures and comfy - it makes sense). Being a mom to a baby is hard, with a preschooler too - very hard. Take those naps anyway you can get them! (as long as it is safe)



answers from Dothan on

My daughter slept anywhere during the day. I was able to be out in the world with her ability to take a nap anywhere. I had friends when she was a baby whose children could only nap in their beds so everyday they had to be home by nap time for their darlings to have their beds. My baby girla also loved the floor on a nice pallet with her toys around her, often times she would fall asleep this way, great while at a friends house. I am also witht he ladies below a Nap in anyway is still better than no nap at all.



answers from New Orleans on

I had similar trouble with my son sleeping fine in his crib at night but having trouble during the day. I used a sleep positioner and put him on his side (the ped oked this) and I also moved his swing and bouncy seat in his room for naps and this helped him get used to being in his room for naps. I also used room darkening shades and played the same music for naps as at night time . Once he reached 7 months old I felt comfortable letting him cry himself to sleep. I put him in his crib for nap time and he stayed in there for an hour whether he slept or not. I didn't do this as when my son was 2 months because I wasn't comfortable with it. I had friends who started that at all different ages. It really depends on what you are comfortable with.

I On Becoming Babywise isn't for you (I know people who swear by it but it just wasn't for me) then you might try Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child. This book really helped me.

If you want more info, feel free to send me a message.
Good Luck! D.



answers from Jackson on

OK he's 2 months old. Mine is 4 months and I actually made a decision to NOT have his nap in his crib during the day. I tried during the first month or so and decided that the crib needed to be for SLEEP not naps...He naps on a pallet on the floor, his pack-n-play, bouncer, swing, you name it. Point is he will sleep anywhere and if you plan to send him to daycare, they might not have beds or be willing to let him cry it what about visits with family and such...I think that it is far more important that a baby can and will sleep in any surroundings.. I didn't use any of the techniques that the others mentioned..just good ol' trial and error (LOTS OF ERRORS AT FIRST!) good luck



answers from Florence on

I agree with Brenda, take the naps any (safe) way you can get them! Several of my children napped in their swing or infant seat. I've carried many carseats inside with a sleeping baby in them!

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