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If I could choose any one super power, it would be the ability to transfer a sleeping baby from my chest to his crib without disruption.

Oh, and the ability to make the little bugger sleep longer than two hours at a stretch.

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I used to stip off my shirt and try to transfer it with the baby to the crib the thought being if they could still smell me they wouldn't wake up...didn't work.

I second that! I gave up and just let the little guy sleep in the rocky swing instead because it sort of "hugs" him so he doesn't notice as much.

My little girl is two months now and we still have to swaddle her to get her to stay asleep when she's moved. She's getting so big though that I'm afraid we are eventually going to run out of blankets big enough to wrap her up!!!

Sometimes babies will wake up because they are going from body warmth to a cooler crib -- if you use a hot water bottle to warm the bed a little, sometimes it's easier to pull the switch-a-roo without them noticing.

And sometimes I think that they do it just to test your patience...

Sometimes babies will wake up because they are going from body warmth to a cooler crib -- if you use a hot water bottle to warm the bed a little, sometimes it's easier to pull the switch-a-roo without them noticing.

And sometimes I think that they do it just to test your patience...

Ah, but how wonderful it is to have a baby sleeping on the chest. Of all the baby things, I miss this the most.

Amen to that...I'd pay big money for that ability.

Not that you asked for advice, but ditto on the warming the crib (we use an electric heat pad especially in the winter) and getting a little boob juice on the crib sheet helps. I also lie the baby down and put a little pressure on her with my hands. She flinches for a minute then drifts off...most of the time.

Mine would be the world's fastest metabolism! Although, after the twins are born, I may change mine to be more in line with yours....I'll let you know.

I have the same problem with Finn, and in fact almost have to lower myself into the crib with him when I put him down. Then I keep one hand on his chest and one on his back, then slowly remove one, then the other.

Is Owen teething? We have had very little sleep around here these days, and low and behold he has his first tooth in and his 2nd about to make an appearance, and since Owen and Finn are exactly the same age it is possible!

Good luck!

And if I was a mondo wizardress I would grant you that one super power.

Lord, I do remember those days of being sleep deprived, but I also remember those days as being the best days of my life.

And, if I were..., not was!!!!

Hahaha!!! My son (pretty much) sleeps through the night... And when I put him in the crib (awake) he turns over and goes to sleep!! Just felt the NEED to gloat.
But seriously... sleeping baby to crib... I just don't think it's possible. When I do it he GRIPS my shirt and screams! Even when he's been there for about 20 mins and I think he's dead asleep. Grr

I hope I dont piss you off..but I HAVE TO BRAG ABOUT MY MIRACLE SON!! Henry will be 7 months old tomorrow and has been sleeping 11 hours STRAIGHT since he was 5 and a half months old. Therefore, I cannot at this point imagine being you and my heart goes out to you!!
XOXO

If you develop that super power could you come to my house and use it too? Bc my "baby" has not slept longer than 2 hr stretches in 13 mos.

WORD. I would also reserve a superpower to smite those who feel the need to brag about how much their kids sleep with extended insomnia. Sorry to be provocative but I'm a little bitter, since we're going through a sleep "thing" at the moment. If you combine fighting the swaddle, figuring out rolling over and sitting up, and getting over reflux/cow milk reaction, you've got some serious sleep whackness.
Anyhoo, I just keep taking deep breaths and reminding myself that it won't last forever....

We had to use flannel sheets - even in summer - to keep the babes from waking. I clearly recall wishing so fervently that I could levitate babies for that.very.reason. #2 was the worst at the transfer!

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