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Help! Baby is only sleeping in my arms


Help! Baby is only sleeping in my arms

Hi there,

I am asking for help as I am very exhausted. My baby only sleeps in my arms and I cannot really sleep.

I mean I want to care for my child but since I do not sleep myself i cannot support her the way I wish.

Can anyone help me how to train a child to sleep in a bed?

Generell sleep advice is also welcome!!!

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Re: Help! Baby is only sleeping in my arms

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Hi @InaMinnesota and welcome to our online community!

I'm sorry to hear that you are so exhausted and having trouble getting your baby to sleep in their bed. That sounds like such a difficult situation to be managing right now. Do you mind me asking what kind of supports you have around you right now?

I can hear just how overwhelmed and exhausted you are right now, so I am just wondering whether you have a trusted GP or someone that you feel comfortable talking to about this?

While it is an Australian website, The Raising Children's Network has an article on Sleep and Settling which might be able to give you a couple of ideas on what you can do next.

I just want to remind you that you're not alone and we're all here for you.