how do i get my 1 yr old daughter in her own bed

Ashley - posted on 09/29/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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my daughter is going to be 1 on thrusday an is still sleeping with me an her father, i need to get her in her own bed but dont know what to do, she has to be next to me when she sleeps! i know im in deep trouble

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Jessica - posted on 09/29/2009

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Oh I forgot to say, when he was around 9 months we tried him in his crib & he slept for 9 hrs straight! I was so excited & thought this was going to be a breeze, but every night since hasn't worked so nicely....
Awesome Jenifer, that our little guys were born the same day!! I hope he sleeps there all night & does the same for the following nights too!

Rameikka - posted on 09/29/2009

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My daughter slept in our bed till she was one, she's a real cuddler. I started slow and turned her crib into a day bed slowly i would lay down with her in her bed and then move once she fell asleep. During the day i try and get her to play on her bed and get really comfortable with the new bed and now when it's bed time i lay her down with her bottle, she falls asleep and then i pick her up and lay her in her own bed. It's hard and will probably take awhile but she'll get use to it, the trick is not giving up even if she's fighting don't break down and let her in your bed. Her bed is still in our room beause we don't have a second bedroom yet but i think it makes her feel better that although she's in her own bed mommy and daddy are close by. You can also try to keep her up later then usual so when she does fall asleep she'll sleep hard making it easier to move her without her waking up. good luck

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We're working on this right now. My son recently turned one (also on the 11th!) and we actually have him sleeping on his own for the first time tonight. Instead of using a crib, I have him sleeping on a futon mattress. This way, I can lay next to him as he's going to sleep, and then leave without disturbing him. I'm still nursing as well, but if he wakes at night, I've been letting him move around and get back to sleep instead of letting him nurse right away. This has been a gradual transition for us. When he was in the bed with us, we tried to give him his own sleeping space as much as possible, and encouraged him to soothe himself, but never let him get to the point of crying. As for how well it works...my son has been sleeping on his own for 5 hours now, but we'll see if me makes it the rest of the night. Hope that helps a little.

Jessica - posted on 09/29/2009

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I'm in the same boat, my son turned 1 on the 11th. When I put him in his crib he wakes up & if I let him cry it out, he just screams until he throws up. My ped has said clean it up & put him back. I have problems w/ it only b/c he's in the less than 3rd percentile for weight & I don't want him losing any calories he doesn't have to. Oddly enough if I let him sleep on the couch, he'll stay asleep; so I've tried taking him from the couch to the crib, & he wakes up... it's tough!!

One thing a friend suggested to me, that I haven't tried b/c of space issues, is to have a crib next to the bed, and slowly over several nights move the crib a bit further from the bed & closer to the door, then eventually out of the room. If you have a big enough room for it, maybe that will work for you!

Good Luck, let me know how it goes...I'm still trying to get my son out too!!

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