sleep routine...

Timbrel - posted on 07/22/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

78

68

2

my daughter is almost 3 months old...she sleeps with us...how do i break the habit? ive put her in her crib a few times but she'll scream forever...so i end up getting her cuz i can lay her next to me an she's asleep within seconds.

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Dana - posted on 07/22/2009

11,264

35

495

On your other post you said you breastfeed. What I do is let my son sleep with us since he eats through out the night otherwise I'd never get any sleep. If your daughter still eats at night then you may want to consider this. I used to get up with my son to feed him in the night, at six months I thought I might go insane from lack of sleep (not seriously insane) now he wakes me up I latch him on and he dream feeds and I doze back off. I realize this doesn't actually answer the question you posted, but it's just something to think about.

11 Comments

View replies by

[deleted account]

okay, i will say this once it starts it's very very hard to stop, so what i did after much trial and error(putting her in her bassinet only to have her wake up 5-10 mins later) i bought her a baby bed to put in between me and my ex it was great she felt like a big girl( a 2 month feeling like a big girl, lol)it was also so much more peaceful for us we could just wake up quickly if she needed anything easy peezy and seeing her wake up and stretch like this is my bed was amazing, now i know this was not helpful in any way shape or form...shoot, you could try just playing with her in her crib in the day while she's awake so she feels like this is def.my space:)

Timbrel - posted on 07/22/2009

78

68

2

no thats not the problem...i get my 8 hours sometimes 10 but the thing is she sleeps with me

Samantha - posted on 07/22/2009

6

10

0

i have to agree with the last one, i have a 2 1/2 year old and a 10 month old. Both slept thru the night at 2 months and i mean 8-10 hours thru the night. You have to let them know you are still there and that you are not abandoning them, but they do need to cry. This lets them realize that mommy is the one in control and wont always jump cause i cry. I know it sounds mean but it is best for both of you. I still get up and check on mine throughout the night, but they just sleep. My mom still cant believe i accomplished this and it is very comforting to know i will still get my 8 hours. hope it helps.

Krystallyn - posted on 07/22/2009

14

3

0

set her down, let her cry for few minutes, come back in to let her know you're still there and walk back out, repeat for probably a week or two.

Kattie - posted on 07/22/2009

128

15

14

My daughter rarely slept in our bed, but she was in our room close at hand until she was around three months. I started the transition at nap times and worked up to night time. I was fortunate enough to have a little one who sleeps through the night at least six to eight hours. If she started crying once in her crib, I would go over and rub her back to calm her. I may also pick her up to get her back to sleep, but I would put her back down once she was alseep again.

Shayla - posted on 07/22/2009

3

27

0

My son is 9 months and we just started sleep training. He has set his nap schedule to two a day and he naps in his crib. He also falls asleep at bedtime in his crib. Since I am breastfeeding he comes into my bed at his first feeding (around midnight). Then he stays in my bed, I usually am asleep before he is finished.
He does cry everytime I put him down. I check on him every 5 minutes and hold him till he calms down (no more that 5 mins) then put him back in the crib, screaming again. I repeat this till he falls asleep. I usually go back in there 3-5 times. It's working for us.
I'd like to suggest a book, "The no cry sleep solution" sorry I forgot who it was by.
Good luck and don't give up. I gave up with my first son and he slept with me till he was 18 months then I had to lay with him till he fell asleep until he was 3 years old. I'm not going to make that same mistake again.
Good Luck!

Sara - posted on 07/22/2009

9,313

50

586

When she gets a little older (6 months) you can try a sleep training method, there are many different ones. But, I think right now you just need to continue to try and lay her in her crib as much as possible. It is a habit you can break, but it will take some work as she grows. Good luck!

Timbrel - posted on 07/22/2009

78

68

2

she's napped in her crib like 3 times but everytime she wakes up and realizes that she's alone she immediately screams and also if she lays with me she'll sleep so long but if not she might sleep an hour maybe...i'll try what you suggested...ive got to get her into her crib before i turn around and she's a year old still sleeping with me...that WONT happen!!!

Hilarie - posted on 07/22/2009

1

16

1

Can you put her in her crib after she falls asleep with you? I too have a 3 month old who sleeps on her own now. I would sleep with her for the first 2 months but slowly broke the habit by putting her down more often by herself once she has gone to sleep. It does take some time. Good luck!

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms