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my ds is a no napper...in fact its a running joke in the family that his first sentence will be "no nap momma" he's a little better at night (some nights) anywho i was buying a new baby carrier tonight and i stumbled upon this bear...it makes a heart beat and swoosh noise...my ds is sleeping like a rock! the only draw back i can see from this i may have to learn to love this noise while i sleep...it's kinda relaxing but i hate noise! it's called a womb sounds bear and i got it from walmart<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: for about 15 bucks lets see if i can find a pic....<br><a href="http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/sr=1-1/qid=1176969408/ref=sr_1_1/601-5711096-8698558?ie=UTF8&asin=B00067AUNY" target="_blank">http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B00067AUNY</a><br><br>
i know how sleep deprived i've been after almost 6 months and i've been trying everything to get my ds to sleep for longer than 30 min at a time! hey i figure if it doesn't work keep your reciept and box and just bring it back ykwim? hope this helps another bleary eyed momma!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I use a white noise machine, sound machine with a white noise option, and without it, I am sure he would not take a 2 hour nap. I know it's a crutch, but at night I am his crutch, and I believe we all NEED crutches. Enjoy!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I use a white noise machine, sound machine with a white noise option, and without it, I am sure he would not take a 2 hour nap. I know it's a crutch, but at night I am his crutch, and I believe we all NEED crutches. Enjoy!</div>
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We use a white noise machine, also. Actually, we have two, as I don't think DH could sleep without it either! 'Course, we live close enough to a train track that we get whistle noises about once an hour at night. The white noise machine really drowns that out.
 

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Wow! we have a white noise machine we bought while I was still pregnant but we put it away when it failed to soothe/stop his crying as an infant.<br>
how do you time this? do you turn it on while you're nursing him to sleep? (or do you have some other way of getting him to sleep?!?) Also, how loud do you make it?<br>
I really want to find the miracle cure for not sleeping in his crib and I'm pinning all my hopes on this method. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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Alright, I nurse in our spot. I swear he knows this spot, corner of our couch, because when he is tired he looks over there and cries. Then when I know he is almost there, I mean really in a deep sleep, about 10 minutes, I carry him with my boob in his mouth to his crib, turn ont he machine, with my boob still in his mouth, gracefully hang him over the crib, turn over on stomach, boob comes out, pat back while saying shhhhhhhhhhhh, ease up on the pats, and tip toe out. Wala! I hope this helps.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Wow! we have a white noise machine we bought while I was still pregnant but we put it away when it failed to soothe/stop his crying as an infant.<br>
how do you time this? do you turn it on while you're nursing him to sleep? (or do you have some other way of getting him to sleep?!?) Also, how loud do you make it?<br>
I really want to find the miracle cure for not sleeping in his crib and I'm pinning all my hopes on this method. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"></div>
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I confess, DS doesn't sleep in his crib. We co-sleep at night and for some naps. We're starting to put him in the crib for naps, now, and the machine does help for that (wait 'til he's asleep then <i>gently</i> put him down on his side...). Record so far is only 20 minutes, though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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DS just recently started taking longer naps. His "schedule" is as follows:<br>
-wake up between 7-8am<br>
-nap for about 15-20 minutes at 10 am<br>
-nap for 1-2 hours at noon<br>
-nap for about 30 minutes at 8pm<br>
-go to sleep at 9:30ish<br><br>
As you can see, he's not getting a ton of sleep during the day but it's a vast improvement from his previous naps of no more than 10 minutes (we call these "Adam naps"). As soon as he starts yawning or fussing for no reason I turn out the lights, turn off the tv/radio and begin rocking and softly singing to him. Dr. Sears said that some babies seem to have an internal light bulb that won't shut off easily but these same children are often called "bright" in elementary school <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 
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