Needs help sleeping in crib....help!!

Mary - posted on 08/06/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hi! My daughter was born Feb. 19th and pretty much since then she's been really good about sleeping thru the night - in her bassinette. We put her to sleep at 7pm (even though I would like to keep her up, but she just can't seem to make it past then...any suggestions?!?) in her swing, then when we head to bed we bring her to her bassinette, then around 3am she starts fussing and will only stop if I bring her into bed with us - which I hate doing, but I'm just so tired. I really want her to start sleeping in her crib but she just won't have it. I do everything the same - swing at 7pm then instead of bassinette I put her in her crib, but all night she is wakeful, fussing needing a bottle (which she never has needed at night). Should I just try skipping the swing and putting her to sleep in her crib from the get go?? Any idea's on how to get her to go to sleep later so she then hopefully sleeps later?? Help!! I need some sleep!!



Mary

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Sherry - posted on 08/17/2009

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i learned some rules from watching nanny 911 and it worked!!! its more for kids who sleep with mom and or dad but i hope it helps.keep a bed time routine. instead of leaving the room right away stay near the crib but don't look or talk til you think its safe to leave the room. every night get closer to the door.soon you'll be able to just walk out. i did this with my daughter when she was 2.

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My son is 14 months. He was about 4 months when he began to do the same thing. He would sleep fine for a couple of hours in his bassinette but then he would wake up and would fuss until I brought him into the bed. I did not want him sleeping with us so I decided to begin putting him in his crib. I started with naps during the day. I would put him in his crib while he was still awake but close to falling to sleep. He would fuss for a little bit but would them fall to sleep on his own. Within 3 days he was sleeping through the night in his own bed and has been doing so since then. The only time he wakes up now is if he isnt feeling well or if the dogs bark and wake him up. Hope this helps.

Sarah - posted on 08/10/2009

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when you say she crys and is fussy all night, does she cry hashly or is it just wimpering. my little girl (10mnth.) still wakes up at night but we only go to get her if she is crying hard sometimes she jsut slightly wakes up form dreams but doesn't fully wake up so i let her cry for a few minutes to see if she is really awake or if she will just put herself back to sleep. as far a keeping her awake later i have no advice cause my liitle one goes to sleep at 8 pm.

Amber - posted on 08/10/2009

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Theres nothing i can recommend right now untill my son was a year old i had to rock him to sleep then at a year my husband and i talked about it and decided to let him go to sleep on his own. we would take him to his room put him in the crib, tell him it was time to go to sleep.... give him a kiss, read a story, sing a song, whatever to let him know everything was okay. then we would kiss him and tell him g'night...time to go to bed and we would walk out. He would cry pretty harsh and we would go in a check on him about every 2 or 3 mins and after about a week of this he started going to sleep on his own..

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