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What do you do when your child just won't sleep

My son has 20 min naps and cries all the time so it's hard to get anything done. He's fine when I hold him but the second I put him down he goes off. Any advice?

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firsttimemom347

Asked by firsttimemom347 at 2:38 PM on Jan. 11, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Put him in the sling and work.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 2:40 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • Yeah a sling a swing for that matter! I know its hard hun hang in there!!
    jdbrown21

    Answer by jdbrown21 at 2:41 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • Thank you I like this site already :)
    firsttimemom347

    Comment by firsttimemom347 (original poster) at 2:43 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • how old is your son?
    tigortweet

    Answer by tigortweet at 2:49 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • 4 months I think he may be starting to teeth because he drools a lot and like chewing on his hands
    firsttimemom347

    Comment by firsttimemom347 (original poster) at 2:50 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • teething may be the problem, but how long has he been doing it? if he's too big for the sling try a frontpack my 4 mo old daughter loves to be with me in the kitchen in her frontpack, and all the activity wears her out. she sleeps so well after an hour or so in the frontpack! keep him stimulated, change his toys frequently and play with him for long stretches. if he's bored with no stimulation that might be part of the problem. i even have my daughter watch babyfirst tv for 10 minutes at a time and i have three bouncer seats so i can change the toybars too.
    tigortweet

    Answer by tigortweet at 6:36 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • thanks I will try that
    firsttimemom347

    Comment by firsttimemom347 (original poster) at 6:46 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

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