how to get a 14th month to sleep in her bed

Sunitha - posted on 03/10/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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every since Hurricane ike my daugther has been in bed with me. I have tried to put her back in her but she will not take naps or sleep in there at night. She will play in her room and in the crib. If i leave her in her crib and let cry she just cries and cries and does not lay down to sleep or rest. What can i

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Krystle - posted on 03/12/2009

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Quoting Kayla:

I tried CIO this weekend but with no success. My little guy is totally stubborn. i will try Tracy Hogg thing. To you moms who did it, how long did it take?


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Kayla - posted on 03/11/2009

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I tried CIO this weekend but with no success. My little guy is totally stubborn. i will try Tracy Hogg thing. To you moms who did it, how long did it take?

Collette - posted on 03/11/2009

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encourage her to take a bottle and and fav teady or comforter saying its bed time and get her to choose a book to read and then tell her its sleepy time when we finnish this book good luck

Krystle - posted on 03/11/2009

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I'm in the process right now trying to get my baby to sleep in his crib... He's been in the bed with me all 7 months... (bad i know). But i found the book The baby whisperer by tracy hogg very helpful when it came to getting him to take naps and sleep in his crib. She explains the reason for the cries when you leave her in her crib is bc she simply isn't use to it! Bc she's use to you being there she needs the reassurance that you're not going anywhere. When you leave all she see's is that you're leaving, a baby has no since that his/her mom is right in the other room and that you'll be back.The purpose is that you've got to gain her trust (as weird as it sounds, but shes a person too!)

Even though it's tedious, I've followed her advise and sat by the crib while he laid in it. Only when he really starts crying I'll pick him up until he calms then lay him right back down. This shows him that he is ok. Eventually he saw that I wasn't going anywhere and he went to sleep. The trick is though, being there when he woke up. (Tells that you're no going anywhere.) So, I sat in the rocking chair by his crib with a good book bc he wakes frequently now that he's in his crib. It took a couple of days, but now when I lay him in his crib for a daytime nap I can walk away. When each sleep time gets easier, that means shes starting to trust you and you can walk away.

I got the book as a baby shower gift and I LOVE IT!!! It has helped me with many issues from feeding to sleeping; and when it comes to potty training it'll be the first book I turn to. Take care!

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