book to end co-sleeping
Tonia - posted on 08/10/2010
A good book is The Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg. My son did not sleep through the night for the full first year and I was at my wits end! I got this book and some of the scenarios were my son to a T. Her methods do work, but the key is consistency.
Rachel - posted on 08/10/2010
My problem is my husband! Our daughter is a daddys girl and can not sleep unless she is snuggled up next to him. She has only slept in her crib maybe 10 times in 22 months. It is driving me crazy! Is there a book for Daddy to cope with the seperation? lol
Heather - posted on 08/10/2010
My toddler got in the habit of wanting to come to my room at night I would never allow her in my bed. She was allowed to have a pallet on the floor next to me. Then once she got used to that when she would wake up and come to my room we slowing started telling her we would lay w/her in her bed for "a little bit". She does pretty good now. I've also read that you can try moving the pallet each night closer to their own room. We didn't have to do so don't know how it works.
Amanda - posted on 08/07/2010
I co slep with my son for the first 10 months then I put him in his own bed I purchaced a toddler bed because he could climb out of a crib I put the toddler bed right up next to my bed and the other side next to the wall I would do the same bed time routine but when he was getting drifty I put him in his own bed, he would sleep all night and then in the early morrning he would climb over to mine for a early snuggle and to nurse before getting up for the day. He never noticed that he was not right next to me in bed. We still do this and it works great with no sad or confused baby to deal with! I plan on trying him in is own room when he is 2.
APRIL - posted on 08/05/2010
get the little one up early. she can have a short nap during the day no more than an hour. Make sure you have the same routine at bed time. Talk to her and tell her what is going to happen. Like alright we are going to have dinner, a bath, pajamas, brush our teeth and then its night night time. Make sure the rest of the house is going down as well. It will be hard the first few nights. If she gets out of bed just keep taking her back until she falls asleep. Sounds impossible but after a few nights you wont have a problem with bed time. Toddlers are creatures of habit. They want to know what is going to happen next and knowing the routine makes them feel safe. I used to work for a daycare and trust me even the most difficult little ones only took a week to train. The key is routine, its just like any other skill practic makes perfect. Hope this helps
Lori - posted on 08/05/2010
The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley is mainly a book about gentle solutions for getting kids to sleep longer at night, but she also discusses co-sleeping and some methods for moving them to their own bed when it's desired. But like I said, it's not the main focus of the book, so you may not find it to be worth purchasing just for that part. Maybe check if your local library has it.
Stacey - posted on 08/04/2010
Is your toddler sleeping in a crib or a toddler bed....We put our son 21 months into a twin bed and he seems to do better with that....I don't know about a good book, but beind consistent and putting him/her in his/her room going to throw a fit, but start a routine and do it every night....and eventually it will work...will be hard in the beginnng....if they come out to your room get up and put them back...we shut the door until he goes to sleep....then we open it...hope it helps!!
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