one year old still sleeping in bed newborn will arrive in 2months help!?

Lenica - posted on 10/09/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )




Anyone have any advice on how to get my one year old girl to sleep in her cot in her own room, I have a little boy coming in 2months and i think its going to be a disaster to have both of them in our room think one will cry the other one awake the whole time HELP ME PLEASE IM LOST!


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Tinker1987 - posted on 10/10/2011




and just another idea,why dont you have your newborn sleep his own space,then if your daughter is having troubles adjusting you can say...but look your little brother is sleeping in his own room,just a thought so you dont got to go through this all over again ;) best of luck to you!!!

Linda - posted on 10/10/2011




Just wondering--why is she in a cot and not a crib? Does she already get ou of the crib? One other suggestion either way is to put a twin bed in her room temporarily. You sleep in her room for the first few nights and then gradually move out. It could also just be a mattress. I would definitely do this BEFORE the baby comes.

Sal - posted on 10/10/2011




start won't work right away but start. put her there to at least to start each nap. my little ones were pretty hard to get to sleep i got some nursury rhyme cds and some pretty lights and eventually it worked...

Lenica - posted on 10/10/2011




thanx its going to be hard but i have 2... shes a very light sleeper thats why i need to move her out because she wakes up even if the bed makes a noise.

Sherri - posted on 10/09/2011




Start putting her in her crib for naps and slowly start doing it at night as well.

I agree that she will not sleep through with a newborn in your bed as well. Mine never slept through additional noises and it made for some very very cranky days, with everyone being so tired.

Minnie - posted on 10/09/2011




From experience, children get used to each others' noises. What do people do who don't have extra bed rooms?

We had a 2 1/2 year old and a newborn in the same bed with us, they still are at 5 1/2 and 3. We all get adequate sleep.

You just get used to family noises. Besides, if the newborn is sleeping next to you the baby doesn't really cry. The newborn snuffles and grunts, you half-wake, roll over and pop the babe on the boob and everyone goes back to sleep.

Emilie - posted on 10/09/2011




I think when the new baby comes and she knows she cant sleep in the bed and you are firm with her them she will start sleeping in her own bed. Maybe you can put a pallet in the floor for her to sleep on and she will still be close to you, and kind of gradually move her out in baby steps.

Tinker1987 - posted on 10/09/2011




you have to be strong and keep making her stay in her room. since you allowed her in your bed she thinks thats normal. might have to have a tough week of losing sleep by listening to her cry or continiously putting her back in her own bed! GL.

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