Dads, Babies, and Much Needed Sleep
Rebecca is desperately seeking sleep. Can you help?
I'm wondering if I could query the breastfeeding mamas out there about whether or how their husbands are able to put their babies to sleep. I'm a first time mom with a two-month old and I can always put her to sleep by nursing her. However, she still doesn't sleep for long periods, so I really enjoy/need my husband to take a 3-4 hour shift so I can get some consecutive hours of sleep. This has worked well because he's been able to get her to be calm and sleep by wearing her in the sling (which she actually will not allow me to do). But now she's too big for the sling and cries and seems very uncomfortable. We're at a loss for how he can soothe her. She takes a bottle from him but it doesn't knock her out like breast milk and she's happy to sit and play with him for brief periods, but we are curious if there are ways that we could that he could actually soothe her to sleep? If he just rocks or carries her, it always ends with her crying. Is she just too young still?