My four month old baby won’t sleep in his crib or his bassinet. The minute I put him down he gets restless and wakes right up. He starts to squirm and cry! I try to console him, but he just wants me to pick him up and put him in our bed. I am getting no sleep. This goes on until about 4 in the morning until I finally can’t take it and we put him in our bed.
I don’t want him in our bed, but I feel this is the only way we will get any sleep.
Please help me. I am losing my mind and I am so tired. If anyone has any advice as to what to do please let me know. Thank you!Baby Help Line:
What To Do When 4-Month-Old Baby Refuses Crib
I felt exactly like you with my first baby; I didn’t want her to sleep in my bed. She refused. She woke up every hour and I was going crazy!
Anyway, have you checked out our tips for how to teach a child to sleep in his or her crib? You’ll find the crib sleeping tips here.
Secondly, I think you should think through for yourself why you don’t want your baby in your bed. For me personally, I had the idea that babies “should” sleep in their own beds. This was definitely at the expense of my own health!
With our third child, I learned about safe co-leeping, slept with our baby during the first months and was a much happier mom!
I also knew more about baby sleep routines the third time and started training our little boy gently from 2 months old, which made him both sleep and nap better. (But I still let him sleep in my bed, to maximize my sleep.)
I hope this will give you some help and inspiration!
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