Question: Hi, My 4 week old daughter will not sleep in her crib. I put her down and she will sleep for approximately 30 minutes and then whilst still asleep - she starts throwing her arms and legs about and squealing and sometimes crying - all whilst still asleep. She also looks to be in pain.
As soon as I sit up and hold her to my chest she starts to sleep calmly again.
I am not sure what to do as at the moment either myself or my husband are up all night holding her. Is this normal?
Heidi's Answer: Hi Dawn,
I am thinking of a number of possibilities that could cause your little girl to be uncomfortable in her crib:
- her diaper, clothing and/or covers may be uncomfortable (too tight, too warm, ...)
- the mattress she is lying on may not be comfortable