Re: Newborn question?
As newborns, neither of our two boys allowed us to swaddle them, and both refused to sleep in the bassinet. The first one would only sleep while being held (which meant my wife and I took shifts walking around the apartment with him all night). The second was a little better, but really preferred sleeping on one of us (I spent a lot of nights on the couch with him lying on top of me). By the time they were two or three months, we started establishing bedtime routines, and leaving them in the crib by themselves. We let both cry it out, and although it seems cruel, it really works. We've never had any major sleep problems with either of them aside from a bed-wetting or a bad dream now and then (our older boy is now almost five and our younger is 18 months). But as others said here, it's useless to worry about their sleep habits at one week. Good luck.
Last edited by danimal15; 01-27-2005 at 10:53 AM.