For the most part I just gave in and enjoyed cuddles. They're only that little for such a short time and blah blah blah I'm sure you've heard it all already smile Housework etc sometimes just has to wait.
But sometimes if I put him in his push chair and went for a little walk he would drift off and stay asleep in the push chair once we got home, so I used the time to dash around and do what I needed to do. I also used to rock him to sleep in the bassinett although i wouldn't recommend you do that too much as DS because reliant on it to get to sleep and it was a hard transition to cot where I couldn't rock him anymore.
Another thing was my MIL used to come round for a cuppa in the mornings some days, she was happy to sit and cuddle DS while I did all the things I needed to do around the house in that time. She never offered to help me with anything besides holding DS which sometimes used to annoy me, especially as she made out to everyone else that she did so much for us but it gave me a little break and space that I needed to do my dishes/make phone calls/do washing etc. So is there anyone who can pop round to do cuddle duty while you do what you need to do? Or even better, help out a little bit around the house?
This stage is a hard one but it doesn't last forever. GL smile
And beach mummy, I know how you feel. It's so funny how you get so many offers to look after the baby, but none for anything that would make a real diffrence. You would think these people who have had babies of their own would be bit more understanding of what would really help. Letting the sleep deprived mummy rush around tidying up while you quietly sit enjoying the baby is just plain mean.
They sure all are different! My DD always just slept!!!
The most frustrating thing for me was all the different advice I got. It was all great advice but so many different things to do I ended up a bit confused as to what was best for bub. So, I trusted my gut and followed my daughters lead. It has all worked out well for now.
Change him into his pyjamas
Make his bedroom as dark as you can. I always used blackout blinds, which always worked helped my child go to sleep.
Read him a story, which they love at a very early age or just cuddle and rock for a few minutes
Possibly consider giving a small feed at this stage to settle him (either breast, bottle or cup depending on the age).
Then tuck him in, say goodnight and close the door (they are not frightened of the dark at this age).
WHAT IF HE WON’T GO TO SLEEP?
Go into him afterwards 10 minutes. Don’t aces him up and accumulate your alternation to a minimum. You can achievement his head, or aback for a few abnormal and again leave the room
Repeat every 10 account if you charge to.
WHAT IF HE IS STILL CRYING AND IT’S NEARLY THE END OF HIS NAP?
If he’s still not acclimatized and he’s burst again get him up, abode him into his car armchair or pram, or annihilation abroad that he will commonly go to beddy-bye in, and let your babyish beddy-bye until the blow of his naptime. However, one affair I absolutely wouldn’t advance you resort to is absolution your babyish go to beddy-bye on you as you will be authoritative a actual ample rod for your back. Don’t let him oversleep contrarily you’ll accept agitation accepting him to bed in the evening.
The key to establishing any accepted is bendability as harder as it feels sometimes, abnormally if it doesn’t plan the aboriginal time.
I had a Fisher Price Cradle Swing. Once he wasn't sleeping in it anymore during the day I raised it from reclining to sitting position and he used it as a place to play or to keep him entertained while I was making dinner etc until he was 13 months old. It took up to 11kg. So definately got my money's worth.
Good luck but also sometimes its nice to just cuddle them and let the housework go! They get so big and then falling asleep with you becomes a thing of the past! smile