(Closed) Naptime – HELP!

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
46411 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

This just sounds a bit too rigid for me. I operated on the theory that my babies knew their sleep needs better than I did. I still was lucky enough to have babies that slept through the night very early.

Just because he has been on a 2 hr schedule doesn’t mean that things aren’t going to change as he grows older.

Post # 5
46411 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Be careful about letting him nap on you. You can easily get into a situation where he won’t sleep in his own bed and you can’t live your life with your baby attached to you.

Post # 6
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@julies1949:  agreed, I have seen that happen and it is no fun.

I would just lay him down and let him cry it out.  It is good for them to cry, it exercises the lungs and releases bodily stress. 

Post # 8
2095 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Can we trade babies? lol Mine sleeps at max about 40 minutes and he goes down whenever he wants I have no set schedule. He will mostly only sleep in my arms and prefers to nurse every single hour.


My suggestion would be to swaddle if you aren’t already or unswaddle if you do. My 3 month old has been fighting sleep for weeks now. Sometime there are no issues and at other times there are major issues.

Post # 9
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

8 weeks is pretty young to let him cry it out, but I totally agree with you that he needs his sleep!  It sounds like he’s really tired, but fighting it, for some reason.

Do you have any idea why he might be fighting sleep?  Sometimes things like colds, congestion, growth spurts, etc… can affect their sleep.  Also, being overtired can really affect their ability to get to sleep and stay asleep.  His age might also have something to with it; a lot of babies go through big sleep regressions between 2-4 months, as they become more awake and more aware of their surroundings.  Even if he seems otherwise fine, there might be an underlying issue affecting his sleep right now that will resolve itself in time. 

I would suggest that the most important thing, at this point, is to get him caught up on sleep and worry about his sleep training a little later.  If you haven’t before, you could try movement (going for a walk in the stroller or baby carrier, swing, car ride, etc…), white noise, or putting him to sleep in a different place from his usual sleeping place, to see if any of those things make a difference.

Post # 10
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Don’t let the baby cry this young. Even the cry it out books say that for the first 12 weeks, do whatever works to get the baby sleep. So it’s ok at this very young age for the baby to sleep on you. I went to a sleep doctor at a hopsital (Ferber) and even he recommends no crying for babies under 6 months.

Post # 11
828 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

My 8 week old will be on what seems like a schedule for 3 or 4 days and then switch it up – maybe just to keep us on our toes?? lol its frustrating sometimes but I feel and I’ve read that it’s normal before 12 weeks to sleep/eat/wake on demand. So I’m following his schedule. (& I’m back atwork, too..ughh haha).

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