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#1 of 3 Old 12-18-2011, 08:12 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi Wise Women ~
I'm a first time mom with a beautiful baby boy, but we're having sleep issues and would love some advice. 
Two main issues - first, DS only naps in our sling and sleeps best on my chest at night. He'll take 2 hr naps when we wear him, but only cat nap (30-45 mins) in infant seats or swings. At night, he only sleeps 1 hr-2hrs in our co-sleeper (although in the past week it has only been 45 minutes at best), but will do longer stretches on my chest. I'm worried that he will only ever be able to sleep on us or in a sling. Is this a pattern I should try to break now or just go with it since he is so young?
Second, he is not sleeping for stretches longer than 1.5 to 2.5 hours. Is this normal for a 2 month old? I'm just worried he's not getting the sleep he needs for development.
Any advice it would be greatly appreciated!
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#2 of 3 Old 12-19-2011, 09:53 PM
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I'll chime in!  Totally normal: http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/sleep-problems/8-infant-sleep-facts-every-parent-should-know

I think whatever is getting your baby to sleep is what you should do!  I did what you are describing with my first ds and he is now sleeping soundly in his own bed all night (he's 5).  :)

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Thank you! So helpful - glad to hear I'm not creating a sleep monster :-) 

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