How can I get my newborn to sleep in the bassinet, rather than my arms?
April 10, 2014 4:08 PM Subscribe
So, yes, I love it when my adorable newborn falls asleep on my chest. But how can I get her to transition to the bassinet so I can get some sleep?
posted by caoimhe to Human Relations (25 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I would love my newborn to fall asleep in her bassinet. Usually she falls asleep nursing, or in her carrier, or more likely, in my arms. But whenever I try to put her in any kind of bed like thing (bassinet, rock n play) she wakes up. Sometimes she'll stay there for like 5 minutes, but usually she wakes up pretty soon after and wants back in my arms.
A lot of the online advice seems to be non-SIDS friendly (i.e., put a warm blanket in the bassinet under her.)
I know she's only 2 weeks old, but I really need some sleep! Co-sleeping is not an option -- our bed has weird crevices and I am a tosser/turner and couldn't get to sleep with her in my arms.
Any tips for a sleepy new mom? And for extra credit, when people say, put her down when she's drowsy, but not sleepy, how does that work? My kid would just scream!