how can i get my 1 1/2 year old to sleep back in her crib??

Stephanie - posted on 09/21/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )




when kayla was 6months old... she got sick and found out in the end she had to get surgery on her butt!! well she wouldnt sleep at night and so i made the mistake of letting her sleep with me.. WRONG IDEA!! she now will only sleep with me and if go to get up she will cry! ANY ADVICE on how to stop this! mind you she has a 2 month old sister who will wake up in a heart beat.. so anything that wont make her scream to death would be GREAT!! thanks!


Emma - posted on 09/21/2009




you could try a cotbed at this age i hadnt many options as my son was throwing himself out of his cot when he woke in the morning, shes maybe ready for a 'big girls' bed?

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Unfortunately , you have to be cruel to be kind. As you say , you made the mistake of letting her sleep in your bed in the 1st place. My stepson is now 2 and sometimes cry during the night. However torturous , I get up , and sit with him until he falls asleep again. On numerous occasions I fell asleep in his bed , but I never allow them to sleep in ours.
It's going to be tough in the interim , but you won't regret it.
Strongs , Hun !


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Katrina - posted on 09/21/2009




i am going through the same at the mo!! Our son who is almost 8months, has been sleeping with us for about 4-5weeks now WRONG all started when he was teething...! We dont know what to do? Dont want to do the controlled crying thing, as he gets too upset?? So any ideas also would be tops! Good Luck! I am hoping he will just go back to sleeping all night in his cot...! He sleeps in his cot till about 11pm most nights then just wakes up and cries for us!! aaarrrgggg

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