Update on four week old not sleeping in arms
Thanks for the reply- not sure why my other replies haven't made it onto the forum. No massive improvement in the last two weeks. During the day, it's really hard to setlle him anywhere other than in arms for a nap. He'll settle eventually when comforted but then when I try to put him in his moses basket he'll twig he's not in arms and scream. This usually goes on until mid-afternoon when he might eventually nod off in his basket, but not always, and is more likely to sleep on the sofa than in the basket. we've been letting him sleep in arms a bit as I'm sure he's over tired. He's had a really bad attack of colic so he's not slept in his moses basket since Thurs night as we spent so long trying to console him.
At night, he's oddly not too bad and is putting on weight fine. He'll have a late feed and then with some cuddling and holding - unless the colic's kicked in, he'll go to sleep for a few hours. On waking about 3 or 4am he'll feed but just won't go back to sleep. we'll be awake until nearly his next feed is due. The odd thing is he screams less and is easier to comfort, but just won't nod off unless I walk him round a lot, and again hates being put into Moses basket even with the floppy arm test. In a colic attack, there's no chance of him going in the basket.
He's tummy is bothering him, as when he tries to pass wind you can see he's unhappy, so we're treating with infacol. we've also now tried gripe water but it's good for burps but not bottom end. But even when the colic isn't bothering him, he still won't go in the basket.
I'm basically stuck with him all day in arms, and even if I leave my arm under him, he still seems to know I'm trying to put him down and cries even before he's touched down!!
His moses basket is proped up at the head end, and we're thinking he would prefer to sleep on his front!!
any more advice would be great.
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