how can i get baby to sleep in own bed?

Brittany - posted on 03/23/2012 ( 13 moms have responded )

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how can i get my 3 month old to sleep in his own bed and not on my arm in my bed?

I didnt have this problem with my first.

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Carey - posted on 03/25/2012

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Let him fall asleep in your arms and then carry him to his bed



A bobby pillow will help with this problem

Mandy - posted on 03/24/2012

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my second son was like that. i got a sling and sometimes he slept in that, other times he slept by himself. i dont believe that once you start something like that, they wont ever stop. he also slept with me when he was being difficult. he is now 3 years old and puts himself to sleep, and sleeps all night in his own bed. never have we had tears at bedtime, which should be a positive experience.



i also found having him sleep in a bouncer helped, as it moved whenhe moved, putting him back to sleep.



there is plenty of time to get them sleeping alone in their own bed, i am currently expecting my 4th baby and not one has cried themselves to sleep.



Good luck and it DOES get easier. they are only little once, so enjoy it :)

Victoria - posted on 03/23/2012

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I also had this problem with my second son. I had to wait until he was asleep and put him in his bed making sure that a movie was on.When you lay him down he may awaken partially but pat him on his back. Also, depending on whether he will be in a crib or a bassenette you may even be able to keep your arm around him until he is settled.

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Stephanie - posted on 03/25/2012

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well i have a son and he is 3 years old and he still sleeps in my bed but i am trying to put him in his own bed he haz his own room with t.v. and evething in it but i am haveing the same porblme to but u chang it now cuz if u dont he will be like my son just put him in his room and stay in there with him tell he goes to sleep and read to him too and it is ok to just let him cry ik it will hurt u cuz it did me put u dont want to be in my thing lol let me know how it goes ok xoxoxox

Jennifer - posted on 03/25/2012

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Chrystal Faber - most of what you said i think was good but i tought my son to sleep no matter what loud sounds like cleaning, vacuuming ,music , tv , people talking he is 9 now and if i liked i could put music on and have friends over now im not saying blast it loud lol but u shouldn't have u and everyone else tippy toe for one kidi mean theres like to reasons to put a kid asleep 1 cause tgey turn like brats without a nap 2 to get some time to ur self / or get cleaning done not to fight just a thought

A mommy of a 9 year old jenny

Chrystal - posted on 03/24/2012

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I have 3 children all under the age of 6 and all of them slept in their own bed. It is hard to break the habit but it is always best to do it at a early age. What I did was after I got my baby to sleep, I would put her down and rub her back and talk softly to assure her that I was there. The first few nights will be hard till he gets the clue and routine down. When my baby wakes up knowing she isn't hungry or dirty, I would do the same thing again, rubbing and talking softly. The first few nights I had to sit next to the crib till they got the hint and routine down. At night I would keep the noise down to minimum or maybe none. For naps, I would keep my baby in another room with the door open so I could hear her and that way her brothers wouldn't bother her as much and the noise level wasn't so much.

Mandy - posted on 03/24/2012

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i didnt sy you dont know what you are talking about. i agree with getting them to sleep with noise. my babies generally sleep in the loungeroom so they are near me for the first few months, around the tv, older siblings playing and vaccuming. i was just offering a different idea on how to get babies to sleep.

Jennifer - posted on 03/24/2012

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the thing is that some people think a baby has the right to sleep with no noise haha my brother and his wife did that and there kids are 4 and 5 you have to tip toe past there bed room not talk in the hall way you have to whisper all night they MAKE the 3 teens do it to and any others that come over and the point i was trying to make to other moms was that WHY start a bad habit and then have to fix it later why not do whats right, a lot of talking today is about how do i fix this or I knew i shouldn't done this, i know there babys and there cute but they deserve to be brought up and tought things so that they dont grow up being selfish, rotton , I better than you all ect. , kind of adult ive seen it happen before , just because I have one kid dont mean that i dont know what im talking about I have help raise 4 other kids and still helping raise a 15 year old

A mommy of a 9 year old son jenny

User - posted on 03/24/2012

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Oh yea I agree with that. I learned the hard way after having my 1st son. Everyone told me not to be super quiet but I did anyways and I paid for it until he was about 5 months. He would wake so easily.

Jennifer - posted on 03/23/2012

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yeah i get that but i was talking about training your kids early from 1 week i was able to do anything in the house like music, tv cleaning vactuming and he wouldn't even move a mussel im just see all these moms tippy toe around and cader to there kids like the kids r the bosses there not you r like your kid wont eat this or that you kid yells at you come on do you not see that? I am 29 and i do no im not saying beat the kids im saying BE THE PARENT you know?

Victoria - posted on 03/23/2012

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The sound worked for my son. When he was three months he was sleeping in his crib from 9pm until 6am. Ocassionally, he would wake up for a diaper change and a bottle but that was it. Now he is 8 months and he sleeps through the night. I even change his diaper while he is sleep. No sound required.

Jennifer - posted on 03/23/2012

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why baby it around? all your teaching the kid is you need to have sounds on to sleep and that u can decive people yea thats a great way to do it teach the baby from the start that he can self soooth no im not mean but you know parents need to sleep to ,, my so was sleeping in his own play pin at 1 week it was near me so i can hear him and by 2 months sleeping from 11 pm to 4 am then went back to bed until 9am teach them young how YOU want them to act and what you want them to eat to a mommy of a 9 year old jenny

Jennifer - posted on 03/23/2012

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i would think you let him get way with it at age three months just put the kid in his crib and say good night a leave the room he should be sleeping most the night anyway after he wakes up if he gets up feed him in his rood with a night light in put him back in bed let the kid cry he cant get hurt in a crib he well fall asleep sooner or later

a mom for a boy age 9 now jenny

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