The only way DS or I get any sleep is if we co-sleep on the couch or he sleeps on me. The very minute I put him down in his bassinet at night, he wakes up. Usually it's the same thing if I try and put him in the swing or bouncy as well. Although during the day he will usually nap in any of those places. I would really like to get him to sleep in his bassinet so that I can actually sleep in the bed. Any ideas for getting him to stay asleep in there?
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Re: Sleep question
Do you swaddle him? That helped us. We also use a white noise machine.
on another note, I noticed his birthday was 10-27. I will not get in to detail, but that day has a few tragic memories associated with it for me, so now I can imagine a joyous occasion on that day as well!
I am SO glad you posted this just now. I needed the advice too! DS was sleeping in his crib for 3 weeks until the last 2 nights and it has been AWFUL. He, too, will only sleep on my chest or in my arms on the couch and I don't sleep well, but am so exhausted that I woke up at one point last night and my arms were still around him, but his head was rolled all the way off of me and I totally freaked out. I didn't fight it because I was trying to let DH sleep. Tonight I am in it for the long haul. I even (gasp) let him cry for about 10 minutes. I haven't slept in 2 nights, have fibromyalgia and TMJ and everything hurts when I don't sleep, and I was running out of ideas. I just kept plugging away with getting him to calm down and then putting him back in there. He is finally in the crib and not crying, but I am afraid the minute I lay down in my bed, he will freak out...