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4 month old, sleeping I♥RYLEIGH 49 kids; Windsor, Ontario 10437 posts
17th Aug '13

DD is 4.5 months and cannot, for the life of me, get her to nap in her crib. She will ONLY nap in my arms.



I also have to put her down while shes completely asleep at night, our bedtime routine is like 2 hours long! I do not want to spend 8+ hours a day rocking lol



Any advice? Sleep methods? Books that helped you?
I DO NOT want to CIO.



- I swaddle already
- We have a bath, lotion, pjs, bottle...then she is rocked to sleep

misanthrope 2 kids; Ramona, California 15431 posts
17th Aug '13

Have you tried laying her down when she is sleepy but not fussy, then reading or singing in a soft voice. It worked for my DD.

izzy+Ethan 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 4056 posts
17th Aug '13

My DD was like that at 51/2 months and the only thing that worked was her soother or rocking her in my arms :(

I♥RYLEIGH 49 kids; Windsor, Ontario 10437 posts
17th Aug '13
Quoting misanthrope:" Have you tried laying her down when she is sleepy but not fussy, then reading or singing in a soft voice. It worked for my DD."


As soon as i lay her down she's like BAM! owl eyes, grabbing her feet, pulling her soother out lol

Nikki+2 2 kids; Colorado Springs, Colorado 11854 posts
17th Aug '13

Have you tried music or sounds? When DS was about 3 months old he was like that but would fall asleep to the sound of rain, so we would play it for him at night.