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Dd is 3 months. I like babywearing, but this baby doesn't. She doesn't want to nurse to sleep, either. She sucks her hand and falls asleep in my arms, but as soon as i put her down her eyes pop open and we start all over. If I hold her she'll sleep for hours but this isn't practical as i sew for $. She doesn't want a paci and hates the car,too.<br>
When she does go for a nap she rarely sleeps longer than 20 minutes.<br>
Any tricks?
 

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I nurse my little guy down, but that doesn't seem like it will help you. Can you try holding her (in bed, perhaps) until she falls alseep, and then just roll over and try to lay her down gently? I do that with my son when he falls alseep in my arms. If he wakes up from the motion, I try patting his tummy and putting my hand on the top of his head. I also try to not make any additional movements until he falls back asleep.<br><br>
Hope some of that helps!
 

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My babe (3 months) sleeps a lot longer if he's swaddled tightly still.<br><br>
We either a) nurse to sleep b) rock with the paci or c) I lay in the bed with him in the crook of my arm (sometimes with a paci but sometimes he doesn't want one) and I'm able to slip away for 1/2 hour or so once he's asleep.
 

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on her tummy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: She sleeps on her back at night with us, but during the day she'll only let me put her down if she's on her tummy. I don't love it but it's the only way I can get a few minutes to get the 2 year old down for his nap.
 

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I couldn't put my LO down for a nap until she was over 4 months. Then there was a turning point and I could lay her down in our bed and she would sleep there. Now at 6 months she can nap on her own, and can go to bed before us (we co-sleep).<br><br>
I don't have any great advice but hopefully your LO starts being able to sleep on her own soon, like mine did.
 

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sleep has been a big issue for us. But I finally decided after fighting it for months that I am putting DD on somewhat of a schedule, according to HER not us.(DH gets home very late)<br><br>
Anyway her night time sleeping REALLY effects her naps. Now I am putting her down at 7 she sleep about 11 hours at night then she has 3 naps.<br>
Going to bed early and waking up early makes naps much easier for some reason even though she is sleeping the same amount or hours at night as before maybe even more<br><br>
OK so to answer your question, It used to be up until now she would only fall asleep bfing and only sleep while i held her but recently I am trying to put her down more. I put her down in her swing in the living room OR if she wont nurse to sleep I have an Amby hammock and bouncing her in that usually works, we have a mobile on it that plays music that also helps. It takes about 5 - 10 minutes of bouncing then she goes down, she also fusses a bit, not crying but just a tired fuss. She tries to fight it cause she doesn't like to sleep <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
It could be just time though....I could've posted your post a few weeks ago it was so exhausting holding her 24/7 even for naps <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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DD2 I nurse her, then put her over my shoulder and rub her back until she's asleep, then I put her down on her tummy. We've done that since she was a newborn.<br><br>
DS, though, is a tough case. It took me six months to be able to put him down to sleep. I used to go through all kinds of crazy shenanigans to get him to sleep at all, especially during the day. But now we have a routine where I swaddle his arms (yes, at HIS age!) and lie down with him. He nurses on his side, and falls asleep, and once he's asleep I gently unlatch him and carefully roll away and leave him to sleep.
 

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True for me, too. Among my friends and their babies, none of their babes slept for any period of time after being laid down until 4-6 mo
 

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I nurse her, which helps get her drowsy, but she never nurses to sleep either. Then I put her down on her tummy (she's never slept well on her back) and she usually sucks on her thumb and goes to sleep.<br>
However, at 3 months, the only way to get her to nap was to wear her in a sling or the Ergo. She was about 4 or 4 1/2 months before she was able to go down on her own for a nap. Sounds like babywearing isn't working for your baby, though? I've known some babies who would only nap in the swing until they were 5 months old.<br>
Good luck! Not being able to get good naps is hard, since I've found it's so related to how fussy the LO gets by the end of the day. It seems like every babe is different for how they'll nap, at that age especially...
 

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I thought we were the only ones! My 12 week DD also will only nap in my arms, if she naps at all. I love holding her but it is hard to be productive. Glad to know that we are not alone and that it will change.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">on her tummy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: She sleeps on her back at night with us, but during the day she'll only let me put her down if she's on her tummy. I don't love it but it's the only way I can get a few minutes to get the 2 year old down for his nap.</div>
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I have a really picky LO. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> He's almost 5 months old. He doesn't nurse to sleep ever, although I wish he would. You have to be rocking him, holding him in the cradle position, and he has to be sucking on his paci (and he'll only take one type of paci) to go to sleep. Every single time. Either that, or in the car.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I couldn't put my LO down for a nap until she was over 4 months. Then there was a turning point and I could lay her down in our bed and she would sleep there. Now at 6 months she can nap on her own, and can go to bed before us (we co-sleep).</div>
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That's what happened with us, except at around 6.5 months he stopped sleeping by himself, even for naps. Since I can't wear him, I have to lie down with him and be within arm's reach for all his naps and nighttime. He will wake up from the deepest sleep if I move my body away from touching his. So I have to literally be with him 24 hours a day. I used to look forward to naps so I could do chores (can't do them while he's awake) or take a bath by myself at night or whatever... but now... yeah.
 

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My LO is also 3 months. She takes several 45 minute naps throughout the day. There is a sweet spot with her where if I wait too long to put her down, the change in position jolts her out of deep sleep. But too soon and she starts to cry. I'm trying to teach her to get to sleep on her own - by putting her down before she's asleep, but very sleepy. And then I stay in the room with her and make sure she is asleep before I go. And if she cries, I pick her up and comfort her. It works sometimes, sometimes not. But I think she's learning how to fall back asleep on her own in the night time.<br><br>
I don't know, this sleep thing is a giant mystery to me too - I'm just mentioning one thing that works for me at times.
 
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