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Hi - New to this board with a 14-week-old son (born 5 weeks early). Since day one, he's slept with us. Even a bassinet next to the bed hasn't worked. Until last week, my husband and I had been taking shifts (8-1, 1 - 6 am) and sleeping with him and we've now been able to all move to the same bed since he's sleeping for slightly longer stretches. Our attempts to get him in the co-sleeper for all but naps haven't worked yet. Right now, we're all going to bed between 9-9:30, with 2 night feedings, and up for the day at 6:15. My husband and I would like to be able to stay up a bit later than the little guy on occassion and are wondering if anyone else in a similar situation has figured out a workable solution. Thanks.
 

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We've always co-slept and just mostly kept her on our hours. Sometimes she goes to bed a bit before we do, but usually right around when we do (usually about midnight- fwiw)<br><br>
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First, do you wrap him? I found that wrapping was the key to getting my ds to sleep and be secure enough for me to leave the room instead of sleep at the same time as he does. As for morning early wakings...he often thinks he's ready to wake up but I often pop him into a swing and he sleeps a bit longer.<br><br>
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Honestly, the early weeks are pretty wild and crazy when it comes to sleep. For about the first 3-4 months, Reese went to bed really late. Don't worry, it doesn't last forever!<br><br>
If you are wanting to transition your little one to a bassinet or crib, you might want to try encouraging him to sleep there for naps during the day. In my experience though, the crib is just too big for a little tiny babe. I second swaddling, which really helped Reese sleep a bit longer. You could also try a bedtime routine...that helped us, too.<br><br>
Hope that helps! Don't worry though (I wish I wouldn't have fretted so much about Reese's sleep in those early months!), this too shall pass. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Sheri<br>
Reese (12-22-04)
 
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