how can i get my son to sleep in his crib and not with me

Camille - posted on 12/19/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )




since our move my 8 month old always want to sleep in bed with me he will take naps in his crib but when its bed time he nos when i go to sleep and he will scream and cry and want to sleep with me how can i get him to sleep in his crib


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Tina - posted on 12/20/2009




my son slept in my bed til he was 5 months old. when we decided to make him sleep in his crib we just let him cry it out. it is really hard for a few days but each day they will cry less and less. if you keep going in there eventually they will realize that if they cry you come back. you want to teach them that bedtime means bedtime.

Stefie - posted on 12/19/2009




We had issues with her sleeping though the night and in her crib. We did the cry it out method. We started with a good bed time routine (bath, pjs, book, nurse, rocking and song till sleepy but not asleep). She cried for hours the first few times, it was so hard. I would check in on her, and lay her down if she was not laying. It took a long time, but now she even settles for naps no problem. It is much easier once you do it.

Jennifer - posted on 12/19/2009




My son had the same problem.I made sure that he is really snugged and i put a pillow under his head.So it makes it seems like I'm holding him..

Good Luck!

Jennifer - posted on 12/19/2009




hi there i can definley help u. i have a 1 yr old n he has been in my bed for the past 6 months so i got in contact wid my surestart centre n they gave a family support worker who suggested i give my son a bath then a story n bottle. then lay him down in his cot awake if he crys his doing it for attention wait 3 mins then say nothing dnt look at him n lay him back down then rpeat every 3 mins til his alseep. its very hrd wrk n will pull at ur heart strings but it does wrk ive only been doing it since thursday nite n his now settling on his own within 5 mins after two weeks he shud sleep through. i hope ive been helpful.

Jessica - posted on 12/19/2009




try putting something in the crib that smells like you, so sleep with a little blanket, then maybe let him fall asleep on you first then transfer him to his crib with the blanket that smells like you.

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