i want my bed back!!

Kimberly - posted on 10/06/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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i have a 7 mo old mammas girl and she doesnt let anyone else hold her or talk to her unless she sees them on a regular basis. when someone stops to tell me how cute she is she crys and i tell them she likes to be called smart not beautiful. She wants to be held all the time, and the rainforest bouncer is my only babysitter.Yes she sleeps in my bed and wakes up if i move an inch. ive tried laying her in the crib but she will instantly wake up and she has cried for an hour and a half and wasnt gonna give in . so i did. how long is it okay to cry it out? she eat immediately when i picked her up.how do you decifer when a good time to feed her is if she is always down for mommas milk?{She falls asleep with my boob in her mouth}

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aww sweet girl mommy lol.. yeh i agree, she will have to cry it out for a few nights.. bedtime routine is key, it will pay off though

Sarah - posted on 10/06/2009

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I agree with the last post, the CIO method is going to work best. My daughter was in my bed for a year (yes...this was BAD). It takes some tough love and probably a really rough couple of nights on your part, but it is going to be best for you both in the long run. Good luck!

Jaci - posted on 10/06/2009

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I breastfed till one year. My daughter only ate at night around month 5 (except in the beginning) because she didn't have trouble sleeping any other time. Doc told me to stop it at 6 months as they don't need to eat at night. I would recommend getting a bedtime routine going. Do the same thing every night and start with feeding, then give a bath, read a story, etc. Try to lay her down awake. This is going to be a problem in the beginning. I used the modified CIO method. Where you put them down, leave & let them cry for 5 minutes. Go back in, comfort and reassure that everything will be okay, but do not get her out of her crib. Leave and wait for 10 minutes, and repeat. Again at 15 and 20. Continue at 20 until she falls asleep. EVERYONE I have talked to who has ever used this method with success has had like 3 rough nights and then it started to improve. My daughter never slept in my bed (or even bedroom), she has been in her crib from day one and she was sleeping 7 hours straight by 5 days old.

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