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02-26-2008, 01:52 PM
my nine month old daughter Isolde will not sleep in her crib the olny way we both get sleep if she sleeps with me how can i get her to sleep in her crib with out having a fit need advice for a single mom
02-26-2008, 04:45 PM
Beautiful daughter by the way. In my opinion, getting her to sleep in her own bed now is better than a year from now (know from experience). And I doubt you'll have a fit free time doing this. The way my husband and I got our son to sleep in his own bed was that at first we would fall asleep with him in his bed, in his room. We slowly inched away from the bed and soon were waiting outside the door. Sounds simple, but some nights it took us three hours of screaming and crying. But boy are we glad with the results.
Hope this is lil helpful.
02-26-2008, 04:56 PM
(this worked for one of my twins, although he was younger when we tried it): my husband and i took a clean crib sheet and basically slept on it for a few days so that it smelled like us and our bed. then we put it in his crib, and he was able to sleep. it might be a bit unconventional, but it worked. i actually got the idea from when he was a newborn...once, in a desperate late-night attempt to get him to not cry in his crib, i took off my t-shirt and used it to swaddle him instead of the blanket, and he went right to sleep. it worked like a charm every time after that.
03-01-2008, 09:29 PM
Wow! These are really great ideas. I'm glad to see some positive ideas in this community. I, thankfully, didn't have a problem with this. My babies slept with me when they were little and I could just tell when they were ready to sleep in their crib. I always had them nap in their cribs, and at night when they would fall asleep with me, if I woke up then I would put them in the crib. I also watched Super Nanny to get ideas from her. She has great ideas for everything.
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