How is the best way to get my 6 month old to sleep in her crib without her screaming her little head

Erica - posted on 10/08/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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She was cutting teeth and couldnt sleep,so I let her sleep with us. Now she doesnt wanna sleep in her crib.

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Brandy - posted on 10/08/2009

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Just remember you are the most fertile after having a child so be careful unless if you are planning on more. My sister-in-law was on a very good birth control and was still breastfeeding when she got pregnant with her 3rd.

Erica - posted on 10/08/2009

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lol,adult time is a big issue right now. my husband is not enjoying her in the bed at all!! So I have gotta check out the stuff you told me to google,thanks for the help.

Brandy - posted on 10/08/2009

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My son is 15 months and still sleeps in the bed with us sometimes. If I put him in his crib then its after he falls asleep and he usually stays there all night. Sometimes he wakes up and if its close to the time we get up then I will bring him to bed with us. To get tips on how to transition him to his bed google Dr. Sears. He has a lot of good advice on things like this. You can also google "3 Approaches to Get Your Baby to Sleep" the link from the Parenting magazine is the one you want. I have no problem with my son in our bed. We picked up a bed rail for one side so he won't fall off but we also have a king sizer bed. Like I said when we want adult time we just put him in his bed after he falls asleep. Good luck and if your comfortable with it I would just let him stay there.

Shamara - posted on 10/08/2009

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you could put a shirt or something of yours in there , your scent will make her comfortable it worked for my son

Iysha - posted on 10/08/2009

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Sit/stand next to her crib and pat her bottom til she falls asleep. I got real tired of making my daughter go to sleep by rocking her in my arms so I started doing that. It worked, not right away, but it did after a few days of doing that everytime she went to sleep. I read in Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child that if you do this for a while, then sit in a chair by her crib, then keep moving the chair farther and farther away from her crib toward the door of the room, she will eventually be able to sleep in her crib on her own. Or you could always let her cry it out and in a couple days to several days, she will be fine in her crib by herself. Also try what Jessi suggested in combination with the book's strategies.

Jessi - posted on 10/08/2009

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you could try warming up her bed a bit with a hotwater bottle, because she misses the body heat from you. Also try putting something that smells like you in her crib too, but away from her head so she cant suffocate on it. Be patient, it may take a couple days. You could also try playing a baby lullaby cd like baby Mozart. Good luck

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