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Wont Nap

Posted by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 5:40 PM
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I just had my baby boy Kaden. Hes 4 days old and wont take naps very well. Ive tried nursing him, changing him, rocking him, and singing to him and 3 hours later he still wont fall asleep. Any advice?

by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 5:40 PM
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collinsmommy0
by Gold Member on Jan. 14, 2013 at 7:42 PM
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Let him sleep when he wants to sleep,
Don't force it
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sbreece
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 7:46 PM
I agree with Pp. You can't force anything on a newborn. Its not even suggested to begin a routine until 3-4 months old.
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stepconfused182
by Kelley on Jan. 14, 2013 at 8:05 PM
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He doesn't have a circadian rhythm yet and will not sleep on any schedule or for any prolonged amount of time. You just have to let a newborn sleep when they want. Give it a few months and then you can try to start a schedule but even then good luck. Babies have a mind of their own!!
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MusherMaggie
by Ruby Member on Jan. 14, 2013 at 11:01 PM
Offer the breast any time he so much as squirms--don't try to schedule feedings or naps at this point. Wear him in a wrap or sling, give lots of skin-to-skin time to help him adjust to life outside the womb.

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aehanrahan
by Group Admin - Amy on Jan. 15, 2013 at 12:53 AM
I agree with the other ladies.
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sophie1219
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 2:15 AM

try car rides or going for a walk . my son was the same way and i had tryed everything but walking and car rides worked.you can also try a baby swing.

littlelambe2
by Bronze Member on Jan. 15, 2013 at 2:51 AM

Have you tried lying down with him?

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