My 13 month old do not like to sleep in his crib. he wakes up every 2 hours

DOREEN - posted on 10/07/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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he like to be between daddy and mommy and he will sleep straight through. Is it too late to try to train hime to like his crib

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Brandy - posted on 10/07/2009

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It's never too late and you don't have to make him cry it out. Just ease him into the idea. Let him help pick out the blankets and stuffed animals to put in there and work with him. If you have to let him fall asleep with you for the first little while, then move him to his crib then that's fine. And if he wakes up go get him if you want. It's always harder on both parts when you force your child into something especially something that means less time with eachother so take it slow and don't let anyone make you feel bad about giving into him because co-sleeping has alot of benefits for the child and there are reasons why they need you to do it.

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oups ,lol thats because he started out that way,he'll grow out of it,when he gets older start off with a toddler bed,he'll like that,it will make him think hes a big boy,a stuffed animal helps.

Lindsay - posted on 10/07/2009

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No it is not. My son Jordan is 22 months old and I only started keeping him in his crib all night at about 17-18 months. It was hard the first few days. He would cry and cry and the first night it took him about an hour and a half to fall asleep. As the days went on it got shorter and shorter till finally I would put him in there and he would lay right down and within 10 minutes he would be knocked out.

Kelley - posted on 10/07/2009

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I slept with both of my girls for a while in my bed because of my own insecurities about the loss of my first child. With the older one, I didn't sleep with her as long and it was easier to get her in her own crib. I stuck with a night time routine, and did end up rocking her to sleep. Once she was in her crib she did well, we made sure to keep music (light jazz) on in the background and we did give her a paci & a transitional item, in her case it was a little soft pillow. For my younger daughter, I breast fed her until she was a year and I think I was more attached with her being in bed with me because it made that easier on me. We just decided it was time and she actually took it really well, she wasn't one for being rocked to sleep, she just wanted to go to bed when she was tired, but she also used a paci & she had a little blanket we gave her plus the music. If there were rought nights they are were far and few between. You just have to know that you are giving them the tools they need to self soothe and that they are ok! You can do it!

Rachel - posted on 10/07/2009

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keep trying he will get used and keep a routine with him my daughter took 2 sleeping all night in her crib at 3 weeks and never wakes at all.but 2 do this its a bath,bottle,sleep.

Krista - posted on 10/07/2009

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It's not too late. But, you have to prepare yourself for crying and late, long nights. You've given him a sleep habit and now if you want to change it, he won't be happy. Try doing different things when he's in his crib. Maybe it's too dark? Too light? Not warm enough? Too warm? Just keep trying new things until something sticks.

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