Sleep training in tight quarters

Aliza - posted on 11/28/2012 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Hi moms!

I have a 6 month old baby who I would like to sleep train. The issue is we live in a one bedroom apartment and we have a light sleeper toddler in the living room.

WIth our daughter, we did the crying out method. I know there are mixed feelings on this one but for us it was the right choice. We would like to do the same with our son but he is in our room and really, we have no place to go.

Any moms have the same situation out there? Any advice?

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/28/2012

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You are the mom. You are gonna kmow what is best for you child.

Aliza - posted on 11/28/2012

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Yeah im a big cosleeper too! I cosleep with them only until they are 3 months old then they sleep in their own beds until that 4am feeding when im just too tired and take them into bed with me for the rest of the night. But 6 months is when i cut out night feedings.

my boy was born 7.13 and he hit 19 pounds at 4 months and it became apparent he didnt really need to eat all night anymore ;-)

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/28/2012

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Well at that age if they are waking up for a feeding, they are hungry and need the food. I got roughly 4 hours of sleep oer night when my daughter was born. I ended up primarily co sleeping with her for a long time. But it worked great with my son, and did later on with my daughter.

Aliza - posted on 11/28/2012

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With my daughter i did a combo I guess between these 2.

WIth my daughter i would cuddle her a while and nurse her and she would fall asleep and I would gently put her in her bed and then when she woke up to to feed in the middle of the night we let her CIO (my hubby went in every few minutes so she knew she wasnt alone)

My son was a dream baby with sleep up until about a month ago. He would be tired we would put him in his bed and he would snuggle with his blanky and five minutes later he would be out.. .just like that. Now all of a sudden though hes become a real crier! He doesnt fall asleep on the boob and when he cuddle him he looks even more awake but when we put him down he cries.

Im exhausted by 8pm between my 2 kids. I cant be up all night with my little guy :-(

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/28/2012

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But, I didn't mind taking hte time to do this. CIO never sat well with me. I preferred to love n them before bed time, rather than make them upset and cry at bed time. That is the way I always saw it.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/28/2012

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Well, when i would put my son to sleep , I would cuddle and love him. Read him a story, and sometimes he would fall asleep in my arms, while I was giving him his last feeding. i would sit with him in my arms until I really knew he was out, and bring him to his room and gently put him down. I did the same thing with my daughter, and for the most part it worked well for us. If they woke up, we would just rock them to sleep.



So many people have different ways to put their kids to sleep. That was just mine. But I mainly breast fed and it made it easier for them to cuddle and fall asleep. But I know people who feed with the bottle that do it the same general way as I did.

Aliza - posted on 11/28/2012

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What kind of other method are you thinking? I havent really heard about anything else that works...

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/28/2012

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Do whatever you think you need to do, but in such tight quarters, everyone will be involved. Another reason to use a different method.

Aliza - posted on 11/28/2012

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I like the CIO method. It worked on my daughter and shes a tough cookie and I dont feel our relationship is affected in anyway. Like i said, some people dont agree with the method and thats ok too... everyone is different.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/28/2012

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Maybe try a different approach than CIO. Kids that age should not have to self sooth anyhow, that is what we the parents are there for.

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