Should 1 yr. old share same sex siblings room?

Asweet - posted on 08/15/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My 1 year old daughter will not sleep through the night no matter what I do. She wakes up anywhere from1-4 times a night. She sleeps in my room mostly, and occasionally in her crib in our sunroom (which has closable curtains). She constantly demands a bottle and will only drink it if it is formula. She eats regular meals throughout the day and drinks about 4 (6 oz.) bottles during the day. At night she drinks about 15 oz. from 10pm-3am. I have 5 other children and have had complete lack of sleep, to where I don't want her waking the others up and I just want to go back to sleep(as I can count on one hand the number of full nights of sleep I've had in 2 yrs.). She does sleep better when she's in her crib, however my husband uses the sunroom pretty late into the night to where she can't sleep in there. When he is on call for a full week 2x per month, he sleeps on the couch which is by her crib, so she sleeps in my room. I'm thinking of moving her crib into my 10 yr. old daughter's room to see if she'll sleep since she'll be in her crib everynight. It's the only place I could move her. You'd think 6 kids in, I'd know what I was doing, but she's a doozy, and quite frankly I'm so tired I can't think straight! Do you think it's a good age to do that?

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S. - posted on 08/15/2012

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My littlest was 20 months old and I resorted to cry it out as a last resort, walking round like zombi was doing none of us an good and I swear i thought she was trying to kill
Me with sleep deprivation lol. She shares a bedroom with her 4 year old sister but luckily all my other family members could sleep thew anything and it lasted just over a week before we had our first full nights sleep.
I also now stick to a stricked rutin p.j's, teeth, book and bed if anything is missed she won't settle!

Dove - posted on 08/15/2012

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I agree with 'Little Miss' on both points. Give it a try, but if she disrupts her sister's sleep it's time for a new plan.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/15/2012

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Not a fan of CIO here. It may work for you guys to have them share a room, but NOT at the expense of waking your other kids up.

Asweet - posted on 08/15/2012

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I am not against her crying it out :) I could try when hubs is off call, and let her cry in the sunroom. The only problem I've had with her doing that in the past is that she screams so hard and loud that she throws up.
I think I'll try that this weekend and see how she does :)
Thank you!

Kaitlin - posted on 08/15/2012

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We did., but our kids are lot closer in age.
Are you anti cry it out? I would wait for some days in a row when your husband isn't on call, and do that while she's in the sunroom, and then move her into your daughters room.

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