Sleep training please help!

Paige - posted on 07/10/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




My son just turned 1 and has slept with me since he was a little baby I didn't have a problem with it till my husband started working day shift and now he sleeps with us at night! I moved my sons crib into our room. I've tried to put him in it to sleep and he screams bloody murder. I still rock him to sleep which is probably a big problem but if I get him to sleep in my bed and put him in his bed he wakes right back up and screams. I have actually gotten him to sleep and got into his bed with him and put him to sleep but that doesn't always work.. Any tips or advise would be appreciated!


Kashmir - posted on 07/14/2014




I've been through this same situation. Our son, who is now 21 months, slept in his own crib until he was 6 months old. Then for some reason I moved him from his crib to our bed. He slept that way while my husband was out to sea for 6 months. When he turned 18 months, it became very difficult to sleep with him in our bed. So first thing we did was establish a strict routine. He'd wake up at a certain time (give or take 30 mins) then he'd nap at certain times, and then bed was at the same time every night and we carried out the same routine at night. He used to fight his naps so hard! He loved to be rocked or nursed to sleep. It was hard at first but it will get easier. For his nap time I would read him a short book and then have him say "night night" to his toys and then set him in his crib. Before I even set him down he would cry and scream. I started laying on our bed that was near his crib. (we shared a room). Then after he started realizing that mommy wasn't going to ditch him. I started "doing chores" in the room as he was going to sleep so he'd see me going in and out of the room. Soon it was easy to just set him down, say night night and out of the room I go. The same thing at night. Now I can put him down for a nap and at night we read to him while we rock him in the rocking chair and once he's in his crib he's down for the count. It might be really annoying at first and drive you bonkers, but if your not interested in letting him "cry it out" I would try this. I hope this helps!

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