If you have ever muttered the words (through tired lips) “My baby will only sleep in my arms “… you can breath a sigh of relief today. When your baby won’t fall asleep without you, it can be hard. I have been there, too, and it DOES stop. Eventually, they do just fall asleep, without needing you right there to pat them, rock them, nurse them, feed them… All four of mine are now falling asleep all by themselves and yours will, too.
It may start by accident. You nurse or bottle feed your baby, just to get a few extra minutes of sleep yourself, and then it becomes a habit. You bring your baby into your bed so you can get the sleep that your body is craving and you both sleep well, so you do it again. When you try to stop, your baby cries and cries. What do you do now? Take the advice from these real moms… who have been where you are right now.
My baby will only sleep in my arms. Real solutions to help: