Why won’t my 5 week old sleep in his crib? He wakes up whenever I put him down.
Newborn Baby Refuses Crib Sleeping
The reason your baby refuses to sleep in his crib is basically because he is 5 weeks old… :-)
It is very common for newborn babies to not want to be anywhere but close to mom, and particularly not in a wide, scary (in their minds) crib!
There are things you can do to make the crib a more attractive place for your newborn baby. You’ll find tips on how to help your baby accept the crib here.
But, being so young, your son is still adapting to life outside the womb. For daytime, get yourself a baby sling, so you can have him sleeping close to you and still have your hands free. For nighttime, try the above crib sleeping tips, but you can also consider co-sleeping in a safe way.
I hope this gives you some ideas.
Good luck and congratulations on your son!
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Paula Dennholt founded Easy Baby Life in 2006 and has been a passionate parenting and pregnancy writer since then. Her parenting approach and writing are based on studies in cognitive-behavioral models and therapy for children and her experience as a mother and stepmother. Life as a parent has convinced her of how crucial it is to put relationships before rules. She strongly believes in positive parenting and a science-based approach.
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