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Old 07-01-2011, 09:52 PM   #11
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Re: how do you lay a baby down w/o them waking up?

This is probably terrible to admit but I'm a softy and its the only way I can do it. We are just now transitioning her from our bed to her own crib. So I nurse her in my bed for a bit, then I carry her and turn on the light up music bear on the crib. Then I put her in bed, while awake but sleepy, and tell her she has her blankie and stuffed doll. And I give her one of those 2 oz bottles with pumped milk. At first I tried to do the routine without giving her a bottle but it's the only thing that worked. I guess it reminds her of nursing and she just goes to sleep. I had done the same with my son and we just had to really be on top of brushing his teeth. I took till he was two to finally wean him from the nighttime bottle.

oh yeah I forgot my son has always had to have a sound machine on. He's a super light sleeper.

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Old 07-01-2011, 09:56 PM   #12
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Wow a swing til 18 months?? My giant baby outgrew it at 6 months! I also have an 8 month old and we have similar issues. I agree that wrapping the arms can help. Its kinda hot now though so I am having trouble there and he is not a fan of being wrapped...but once we start nursing he usually allows it mostly. I also lay with him on my bed and nurse him to sleep a lot then sneak off, but still he must be wrapped most days or he will quickly wake up. The bed thing is sketchy tho since he is going to crawl any day now. I put a fortress of pillows around him and keep my baby monitor close for any sounds like he may be waking up so I can fly in there. I also find a pacifier is helping. He is not into the pacifier usually, but once he falls asleep nursing I can take a warm (keep it in my bra) pacifier and quickly switch him to it. Sucking on that helps in the setting down and or sneaking away process.
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:13 PM   #13
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all depends on the baby i just plop mine down on his belly and he's good to go
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I swear cutting out the gluten worked for us.

I have tried it several different times. it takes a few days to get out of his system but by day 5-6 we are looking better.
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Re: how do you lay a baby down w/o them waking up?

My son didn't start taking long naps till about 10-11 months and it scared me he slept that long during the day and I kept checking on him as it wasn't normal. It can get better. He just did it one day out of the blue. The few times my son falls asleep on us, I make sure he's knocked out and if he's in the car its 50/50 if he goes back to sleep but I put him in the crib and try.
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Re: how do you lay a baby down w/o them waking up?

Sending hugs your way mama!

This is kind of what I do... I am a tall mama so I can usually reach all the way down into the crib/pnp so I make sure baby is cuddled up in my arms and kind of lean WAY into the bed - and just roll the baby slowly onto the bed. Then I keep one arm on the front of the baby and one on the back and pat baby's back a bit. The arm/hand on baby's tummy makes them "think" they are still being held.

It's a pain though!
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I must be doing something wrong. At least 40% of the time when I lay my 8 month old down in his crib after he's asleep he wakes up. I'm so tired of putting him down for naps 4 times a day because he won't stay asleep. And if he does stay asleep he rarely sleeps more than 30 minutes and is perpetually tired and crabby because he doesn't get enough sleep
you're doing NOTHING wrong. it took DD a LONG time to stay asleep after putting her in the crib (like 12 months!) and sometimes she STILL wakes up when we set her down!
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I always put my down before they fell asleep. I would put them down between 1-1 1/2 hours after the last time they woke up EVEN if they were happily playing and didn't show signs of tiredness. They go to sleep easier and more naturally if you put them down before they get tired.
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