help not sleepin thru the night...9months old

Amber - posted on 09/04/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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my daughter is almost 10 months old and i did have her sleeping thru the night at 7 months.... but then we moved... we just moved into a new house about 3 weeks ago and now she refuses to sleep unless shes sleepin with us in the bed... which i know we arent supposed to do but i cant get any sleep if i dont... i used the whole cry it out thing before and within a week she was sleepin thru the night... but i dont feel right now doing that cuz i think shes scared cuz she isnt use to where we are living... i really could use some advice... what should i do?? should i just try the cry it out again...or is there something else i can do

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Robbyn - posted on 09/04/2009

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I have no real advice, but you are the parent. You make the rules. If co-sleeping works for you, why fix it if it isn't broken?
When done safely, co-sleeping is statistically safer than crib sleeping.
I would strongly discourage crying it out. Your baby obviously needs you.

Samantha - posted on 09/04/2009

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Just keep to her regular routine. She's just not use to a different place, but if you keep at it, she get back on track. You could also try a very dim night light or sound machine to cover up an "unfamiliar" noises that comes with moving to a new place.

Kaylan - posted on 09/04/2009

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I am having the same problem. Unfortunetly, I think it is because my son sleeps in our bed. Every move we make wakes him. He sleeps best after my husband and I have gotten up in the morning. We ended up putting a big person bed in the nursery. I let my son fall asleep with me laying next to him, then I turn on the baby moniter and go back to my bed. He sleeps for atleast 4 or 5 hours alone. If he wakes up, I again let him fall asleep with me in the bed, then I go back to my room. He still doesn't go a whole night without waking up, but he sleeps for longer periods of time alone with no distractions. Hope this helps!

Stephanie - posted on 09/04/2009

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this is a hard situation... but children quite often change their routines especially at such a young age. She could be more hungry because she is growing. If you see she isn't hungry I would try to let her cry herself to sleep. If it persists for to long of course you can try comforting her in her bed. Just be careful my husband and I did not put our foot down with our youngest and last child and we have a lot of heartaches putting him to bed even still and he is almost 3!!

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