Hes only 9wks old. He needs you near and the thought of you leaving him is unbearble. he thinks the world has ended.
The noise make him comfortable, your heartbeat as that to him was the most presios thing inside...but mainly your smell. Babies cant see very wel at this age so they rely on their other senses. I ended up putting him in his cot with a used pillowcase of mine. This worked wonders. The first week home he wasbeside my bed in his pram and I had to get upto him every hr or so. Id often leave my hand on him so he knew I was there casue he couldnt be near. I was told to put him down with a pillowcase of your pillow (a dirty one) put his under his head as you would a pillow and he gets the smell.
I did this in his pram for a few days and gradualy got him used to his own room during the day when I was awake.
After 2 weeks he slept soundly from 7 till 3 than a feed than through to 7 again. Ive never looked back.
I have him in all sunlight during the day, pitch black at night, I never rocked him to sleep, wrapped him tight in his blanket..but i didnt wash that unless he was sick. He has been sleeping from 7pm till 6am since he was 8 weeks old ( I began all this right away)
try the pillowcase, move his bed away from yours abit...and even try going to sleep with a radio on lightly. Keep it up for a week or so if you begin to se a slight change u know its working
mum to bayden 25/02/05