So Sam’s new thing is that he goes to sleep just fine in our arms, but the second we put him in the crib he freaks out. We’ve noticed that he really likes to be on his side, and that he likes to lie on your chest when you hold him, which made us think he would like to go to sleep on his belly. But as all good parents know, newborns have to be put down on their back (there’s a helpful mnemonic device: “back to sleep”). Well, we learned that you’re allowed to put them on their belly if you’re in the room, so we gave it a shot tonight. Result:
Wouldn’t you just know it? Quiet house, happy mom & dad, and he’ll probably go bananas when I go put him on his back or side in the crib. Stupid doctors.