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Desi Parents - How do you guys make new born babies sleep without a cradle? I'm tired of rocking my baby in hand. Any suggestions to avoid sleepless nights? Any suggestions on Indian style cradles?

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Are you swaddling? I found with my son swaddling really helped

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Yup swaddle and let baby self-soothe. We rocked baby in rocking and chair and she got used to that. Newbie parent mistake.

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I am not a parent yet but I saw in one of my friend’s place a rocking chair just for putting the baby to sleep. May be try that one ? Her daughter hated swaddling too.

This one worked well for my sister in law

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These work pretty well OP. And remember with a baby just because they don’t like something the first time doesn’t mean they won’t like it ever.

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Put baby in car seat and car seat in crib

BCG 2 - agree, There’s a lot of well meaning but dated advice that floats around that pass the common sense test so you kinda get on with it but you really need to stay up to date on safety & pediatric health research.

Make sure the swaddle cloth is soft. Ours got rough after laundry. Changing the cloth helped.

My son starts crying like crazy if we put him in car seat or any kind of rocker. Once he does that my husband and I will go into panic mode.

If your baby doesn’t like swaddling, try miracle blanket swaddle. My new born daughter never liked swaddling and we ended up having sleepless nights during first 1 month. This blanket (recommended by pediatrician) worked like a charm for us, making her sleep in less than 10 mins (with little rocking) and for longer duration.

What kind of cradle? We use a Ghodiyu for our one-month and it works wonders. Also have you tried a Baby Carrier? Maybe your child needs to feel physically close

Can you please provide me link of it ? And is it possible to setup in apartments? Just don't want to end up in buying the wrong one. Thanks in Advance !!

I bought rocking chair on amazon. That helped me to put my kiddo to sleep without breaking my back

Swaddle the baby. Talk to doctor until what age you can safely swaddle the baby. We swaddled ours until 4 months. We also allowed him to self-soothe. I was very clear from the beginning, I’m not going to hold him and rock him to sleep (no matter how much my MIL hated it). Self-soothing and swaddling are your best friends. Our baby would sleep all night and just wake up once for a midnight feed.

Diy cradle is actually a swing made using my mom's traditional wear. If he gets used to that swinging motion to sleep thought it would be difficult for me whenever the swing is not available.

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