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I am blessed in that I've given birth to a relatively good sleeper - even our naps (which had been problematic) are sorting themselves out.<br><br>
The only catch is that she only ever (at least with me) falls asleep in the hammock. Sometimes she does it on her own in the hammock, sometimes we bounce her until she gets those heavy eyelids (but she follows through on her own) Technically I can get her to sleep in the sling but only very lightly, and I've never had success with transferring her once she's gone to sleep in the sling.<br><br>
And I wouldn't really care, but I'm flying to the states in 11 days and she's going to need to sleep elsewhere - at the very least on the plane, but I'd really prefer not to have to bring the hammock with us.<br><br>
We have a cot here and I've been trying to get her to sleep in it, but it's not working. She doesn't mind being in it exactly, but she won't sleep. And when she gets tired she just cries - even if we go through the rest of her sleep routine (either for nap or nighttime, as relevant), even if I rub her head, or pat her, or stand right there, etc. I've never had any success with rocking her to sleep in my arms, nor walking, bouncing, or anything else I've tried.<br><br>
I don't know what to do or what else to try. At the moment it's looking like it's going to be an incredibly long flight.
 

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Will she nurse to sleep? She seems a bit young for expecting her to consistently fall asleep on her own. We have a hammock too, but my daughter needs to be bounced to sleep or put down asleep. Maybe lying down with her in bed would help her learn to get accustomed to the flat surface. Plenty of babies simply don't like cribs/cots, but will sleep happily next to mom. And try to catch her before she is obviously very tired, that's a big one for us. There is a ton of white noise on a plane though, so that may work in your favor for lulling her off.<br><br>
Are you travelling alone, or can you trade off with a partner? My daughter will sleep on my husband's shoulder, but never mine, for instance.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lurk">: I'm curious to hear how this works. I have a little hammock addict too -- though she will sleep in her carseat as well, so our upcoming plane-ride (in December) isn't worrying me too much. I'm not so worried about the trip -- we're going to stay with my sister, who has an unused Amby hammock -- but about how I'm going to teach her one day to sleep on a flat, immobile mattress when she outgrows her hammock.<br><br>
Nealy<br>
Mama to Thales, 12/9/02, and Lydia, 2/26/06
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Will she nurse to sleep? She seems a bit young for expecting her to consistently fall asleep on her own. We have a hammock too, but my daughter needs to be bounced to sleep or put down asleep. Maybe lying down with her in bed would help her learn to get accustomed to the flat surface. Plenty of babies simply don't like cribs/cots, but will sleep happily next to mom. And try to catch her before she is obviously very tired, that's a big one for us. There is a ton of white noise on a plane though, so that may work in your favor for lulling her off.<br><br>
Are you travelling alone, or can you trade off with a partner? My daughter will sleep on my husband's shoulder, but never mine, for instance.</div>
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No, I can't nurse her to sleep, or walk, or rock, or really anything. Generally she's a very alert, awake baby. I am travelling alone (well, with no other adults) as well, so it just seems to add to the stress....<br><br>
She'll sleep on my DH's shoulder fairly happily, too. Most annoying... I think I'm just shaped wrong for that. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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