Sharing OUR bed!!!

Natalie - posted on 02/02/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Sice day one, my baby slept in his cot. (He's 9 months old) Then winter started and i felt guilty, because i thought little one was getting cold! MISTAKE!!!! NOW, HE DOESN'T WANT TO SLEEP IN HIS COT ANYMORE!! HELP!! Mom and dad needs a little time alone too, but my little angel is always in the middle! Whenever we put him in his cot when he's asleep, he wakes up every hour, but when he sleeps in the our bed, he sleeps right through!! HOW DO I GET HIM TO SLEEP IN HIS COT AGAIN?? I NEED HELP PLEASE!

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Jackie - posted on 02/04/2010

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You can't go back on the decision to put him in his bed!!! This is an all or nothing situation, there is NEVER a good reason for a baby to sleep with mom and dad. If you are worried about them for something (congested, trouble breathing, sick etc etc) and feel like you "have" to be close (but monitors do the same thing)...then you go curl up on the floor in his room. You have to tough out the crying, its going to be the only way. And if they just show up in your room b/c they are old enough to walk then just get up, walk them back to their room and tuck them in as you normally would again without any other discussion...and be repetitive and consistent.

Magda - posted on 02/03/2010

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this worked for me for about 3 months but i made the mistake of letting him back in to bed but give it a try..... put him in the cot and put an article of your cloths that you freshly wore as well as put him in tightly wrapped gives the illusion that you are with him....dont do like i did and let him back in...mines turning two and he will wake up and crawl right back into my bed... :( let me know if you able to break it or come across something better....good luck

Chantelle - posted on 02/03/2010

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Hi....I know this sounds terrible but you just have to leave him...My little man cried for 4 days before he gave up and now (fingers crossed) he is back to all night sleeping....(it will break you heart but it is for the best)

Jackie - posted on 02/03/2010

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Stop putting him back in your bed. You started a really bad habit (sorry, but it's true), and you're probably going to have to let him cry for a while to get back to his old routine. If he wakes up, let him cry for 10-15 minutes before you even show your face. If he is still crying go try to just rub his back and calm him down. Use picking him up as a last resort...but whatever you do dont take him back to your room. Calm him down and put him back in his own bed every time. There will be some sleep lost on your end....but you have to look at the big picture. And be consistent with the crying on your time limits...if you go in after 15 min. one nite then 5 min. the next he will think if he cries long enough you will show up. Good luck.



P.S. Our daughters room gets pretty cold at nite...I would just put her in socks and a onesie, then really thick/warm pj's, then one of those wearable blankets over that. Plan accordingly and dress him warmer before bed....staying warm may help him stay asleep.

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