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    Babies Sleeping in their own bed
    sarah0323 posted:
    All of my kids have always slept in their own beds except our newest. She slept there until we moved about 3 months ago. Now I can't get her to sleep anywhere but in our bed. I have to say I'm tired of sharing my bed. I know that co-sleeping may be for some people but it isn't working for us. CIO really isn't an option. She is going down for the night at the same time as the boys and her crying keeps them up. We have tried CIO going in at 5 minutes and then extending the time and she screamed for almost 3 hours before we gave up. Could any of you reccommend a book or offer suggestions on how you got your LO to sleep in their own bed. Once she is asleep she sleeps through the night. If I transition her from our bed to hers though she will wake up almost immediately She will take naps in her bed though so I know that she will sleep there.

    I apprecaite any help.
    Me 33, DD - O 12, DS1 -J 7, DS2 - Cr 6, DS3 - Co 4, DD2 - E (11/10)
    Mainemommy responded:
    Bed or Crib? I can't help DS is 5 & still shows up like a boomerang no rhyme or reason to it. I would say do cry it out next school vaca. I liked it to some extend when they were young is insomnia set in I would climb in w DD when she was young.
    Steph 38 DH 42 DD 9 Asthma eczema and allergies DS 5 Eczema and milk allergy

    Backwards in High Heels
    crunk05177 responded:
    For us, cry it out has worked WONDERS!! Both my kids start in there own beds. If they come in our room between bedtime and say 1am, I send them back but after 1am...I just let them hop in. It isn't an every night thing either thankfully.

    My kids never slept in our room...not even as newborns. Our bedrooms have always been right next door so they were in there cribs from day 1. I feel like if you give in once, then it's all over. Good luck and hope someone has really good advice for you!
    Me (28), DH (30), DS1 - Michael (4) and DS2 - Nathan (1 - severe peanut allergy and an egg allergy)
    Stephensmom1214 responded:
    I have no advice. Can you try a gradual transition - maybe let her sleep in a pack and play in your room for a while?

    DS slept in his own room from day 1, and has never wanted to sleep with any of us. This backfired, of course, when we went to his grandfather's this summer, and he got sick, but then REFUSED to sleep in the bed with us. Poor guy.
    Patty, Erik, and Stephen (12/14/06)
    seeit2 responded:
    When I transitioned DS to his own crib I already had a bed in the nursery - we co-slept in there. So I would just put him in the crib during the night whenever I could and after awhile he got used to it and I could leave the room for good. I would try that or like PP said a crib in the master for baby and just stick with it. And a good lovey that smells like mommy if you don't already have one.
    Esmerelda Supercalifragilistic (41) DD (5) DS (2) Just eat it, will ya
    sarah0323 replied to Mainemommy's response:
    She is almost 11 months now. She sleeps in a pack N play. Won't go near a crib. I'm not ready to put her in a bed yet by herself. I've tried to have her take naps on other beds and she won't. That is what is so frustrating for me she used to sleep in there no problem. She will take naps in it just fine.
    Me 33, DD - O 12, DS1 -J 7, DS2 - Cr 6, DS3 - Co 4, DD2 - E (11/10)
    sarah0323 replied to Stephensmom1214's response:
    I moved her pack N play to our room for a few weeks. She would just stand up and point to our bed. We put her in our room in her pack n play and shut the door and then she would just scream her head off. She literally screamed herself hoarse.

    This just dawned on me. I wonder if she isn't using me as her lovey at night. When she sleeps it has to be right next to me and it is all night long. I wonder if I put something with my scent in with her if it won't help. I'm going to give it a try tonight. It can't hurt.
    Me 33, DD - O 12, DS1 -J 7, DS2 - Cr 6, DS3 - Co 4, DD2 - E (11/10)
    seeit2 replied to sarah0323's response:
    You cold even wrap it around a bigger stuffed animal if you think its safe -for the warmth and size factor. And make sure she is dressed warm enough. We ran into that with DS, he clearly was not warm enough at night after having me to snuggle next to.
    Esmerelda Supercalifragilistic (41) DD (5) DS (2) Just eat it, will ya
    sarah0323 replied to seeit2's response:
    I have her in a blanket sleeper but if she is covered up she will throw a little fit in her sleep. She is the pickyest of all the kids I have.

    We have a light flannel blanket that we use on our bed. I'm thinking I will be making it into a pack and play "sheet" tonight.

    Thank you everyone for suggestions. Keep them coming.
    Me 33, DD - O 12, DS1 -J 7, DS2 - Cr 6, DS3 - Co 4, DD2 - E (11/10)
    Mainemommy replied to sarah0323's response:
    Oooo I forgot I did used to have a twin in Jess' room & then leave sometimes I slept through. maybe 2 light layers. Pillow yet? I would try laying on the "sheet" yourself for a night
    Steph 38 DH 42 DD 9 Asthma eczema and allergies DS 5 Eczema and milk allergy

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