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May 23rd, 2013, 12:32 PM
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Ok, so Im a stay at home mommy and have always held Coleson for each nap. Morning, afternoon, and evening nap. He sleeps in his crib at night though.

Well, now that my oldest is out of school, I really cant do that. I need to give him attention too. So what should I do about this nap situation???

HELP!!!!

P.S. I put im to sleep in his crib just now after I nursed him, he woke instantly, and now is refusing to go back to sleep. So hes up till his evening nap I guess. Which means fussy baby!
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May 23rd, 2013, 01:40 PM
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Baby wearing! Do you have a sling? Or a wrap he can sleep in?
also can you start holding him and slowly transition him into the crib over a few days?

Also boooooo for fussy babies
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May 23rd, 2013, 02:13 PM
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I totally agree... if he is used to sleeping on you, baby wear him. Jamison sleeps great in the ergo or the boba wrap when we are busy doing other things and he is in need of a nap.
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May 23rd, 2013, 04:28 PM
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Can you show me a pic of you wearing him and how he would nap?

B/c I dont think i do mine right.
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May 23rd, 2013, 06:02 PM
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Babywearing might be a good transition for you.

I was also just wondering what you mean when you say he won't sleep in the crib during the day. Is he crying if you put him in there? I totally understand if you don't want to let him cry though ... I can't stand it if Madalyn cries for more than just a few minutes!
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May 23rd, 2013, 08:29 PM
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Maybe a swing? Have u put a shirt or anything in his crib that smells like you??
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May 23rd, 2013, 08:35 PM
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He has outgrown his swing.

He wakes up the instant I put him in his crib in the daytime. But at night, he sleeps great in his crib. It's just the day time...he despises his crib for napping. And Momma cant hold him every nap now that DS1 is out of school.

The baby wearing sounds like something i could do...but I dont think im wearing him right...or maybe I just need an Ergo.
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May 23rd, 2013, 08:36 PM
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Can you Swaddle or nurse to sleep and transfer by wrapping a blanket around his arms so he doesn't startle. Or nurse him to sleep in your bed laying down then sneak away.
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May 23rd, 2013, 11:58 PM
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We have to be a bit sneaky with putting Emma to sleep. With as many children as we have in our home she is always in someones arms. Sometimes I let her fall asleep on me or a kid. LOL then I put her in the crib and put something touching the top of her head. She still thinks she is touching us and stays asleep.. hehe
The other thing is I put the heating pad on low, then put it in the crib and let it warm up the spot I am going to lay her in. Then when I lay her down I remove the heating pad and lay her on the warm spot and she thinks she is still laying with me or next to me. That is also awsome for colicky babies to warm up the spot. And Emma still loves her binky and that helps her self soothe herself to sleep and her tiny soft blanket to hold.
Good luck and let us know what works.
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May 24th, 2013, 05:49 AM
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I thought of the same thing as Kristen. Put him to sleep nursing or laying next to him and sneak away when he is sound asleep. Hopefully the older one can keep himself busy and out of trouble while you do that. Hope the transition works out soon for you.
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May 24th, 2013, 06:10 AM
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I baby-wear Charlie for naps (and integrate the naps into a walk with my older son), or I nurse him to sleep on my bed and leave him there. Good luck, mama.
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May 24th, 2013, 07:23 AM
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I think a moby is better and more comfy for both mama and baby for napping on the go.
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May 24th, 2013, 08:36 AM
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The heating pad is a great idea!! I would've never thought of that.

What carrier did you try and why do you think you're doing it wrong? Emmy sleeps in the ergo while I am at work...
I'll see if I can find a pic!
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May 24th, 2013, 08:44 AM
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I don't know if this will help you much but it's the only pic I could find just now.

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May 24th, 2013, 09:24 AM
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I just bought a baby bjorn carrier at a garage sale this morning. (It was used gently and looks brand new.) I tried him in it and he likes it. They also had an Ergo Organic but it was $95 used. Not spending that much on one considering I dont know if he would even like it.
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May 24th, 2013, 09:37 AM
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Thanks for the pic Nina!! I will wear him on the go forsure now that I like my carrier. I have an Infantino baby carrier but thats the one he hates.

He is in his crib SLEEPING for his morning NAP! I took him in there, he cried and I pick him up and comforted him like 4 times, and now hes sleeping with one of my shirts beside him.

Thanks everyone for the advice! I will wear him on the go!!
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May 24th, 2013, 10:57 AM
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oh YAY Im glad you figured something that works!!!
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May 24th, 2013, 01:52 PM
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Glad it's working! I like the heating pad idea.
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May 25th, 2013, 01:30 PM
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FYI, if you decide you want an ergo, they are selling NEW on rei.com for $86 right now! I love baby wearing for naps. Jamison does great in the ergo and the boba wrap. The wraps are nice if you are going to be sitting down while he sleeps.
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May 25th, 2013, 01:52 PM
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Oh Wow! Thanks Sarah. $86 is a steal!
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