Sleep I Know It S My Fault

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jilly01 - February 19

Ok I know this is mostly my fault but I am looking for any help. My DD is 11 months, she take two really great naps during the day (where ever she falls asleep) and then goes to bed great at night about 8ish...Ok here's my issue...she then wakes up about about 5 am and wants to play, then about 6, for the day. She might too get up about 2 am thinking that it;s time to get up. She comes to our bed and goes back to sleep, but is restless. Yes you heard right she is still sleeping in our room and we did co-sleep....I would love to break this habit now, before it starts to get a little out of control. So without using CIO (I HATE IT, and will not do it) how did some of you get your LO's to sleep better and get to their own rooms.?

 

Heather F - February 19

jilly - we are in the same position as you, my dd still comes to our bed around 2am and stays for the night. I would also like to know how to gently transition her to sleeping on her own in her bed the whole night. I am so envious of other parents whose babies sleep from 8:30 to 8:30 on their own! I also dont believe in the CIO method....sorry I dont have advice for oyu but I'l be watching to see if anyone else does!

 

Kara H. - February 19

Sorry, you situation sounds tough. We transitioned at 2-3 months, so I doubt our techniques would work on a sophisticated 11 month old. We rocked him to "almost alseep" then laid him down in his bed. If he fussed, we would rub his head and "shh" him until he dosed back off. But since your little one is probaby sitting herself up and reaching for you it probably requires different techniques. Good luck!

 

Kara H. - February 19

You may try keeping her up later and getting room darkening shades/curtains to get her to sleep later.

 

jilly01 - February 19

my little one is standing and walking, which is making it harder too, she was climbing from her pac-n-play right into our bed...LOL, room darkening shades though thats a great idea. I have thought too that when she gets up just let her play her way back to bed...has this worked for anyone?? of coarse once i get her in her own room.

 

jilly01 - February 19

ooohhh also just a thought tell me if i am wrong, she still has milk in the am and before bed (she loves her warm milk at night) what about when she gets up at 5 let say letting her have her milk and then back to bed?? once she gets up she doesn't have breakfest or milk till about 7:30. Or is that starting a whole new bad habit?

 

Brittany - February 19

I might try keeping her up a little later before bed or to take a way a nap and still keep the 8PM bed time. You can try the bottle, I know it helps me to eat before bed, so what if it's a bad habit, I get HUNGRY too hehe. Try different things, sometimes kids are just tough sleepers. I hope ya figure something out and it's NOT your fault, your daughter is just being a kid, you can't really control who they are...maybe their sleep habits but kids will be kids ya know? Good luck!

 

jilly01 - February 19

anything else? looking for all kinds a stuff to try..thanks sooo far

 

punkin01 - February 19

good question jilly i am curious too....my DD is 15 mos old and sleeps in her own bed but in our room it is me not her (but i have not tried to put her in her room for the night it is too far from my bedroom) she may get up rarely and get in our bed (maybe twice a month) but that is all ....our house is built with the bedrooms far apart and i just dont feel comfortable with her being so far away and when the lights are out it is DARK so if she did get up it would be BAD.......and the next sad part is i am 25 weeks preggo and i dont know if our bedroom is big enough for him too....so i am waiting to see what others suggest

 

jilly01 - February 19

Yea I would love anything, see her bed room is far from ours too, and my hubby sometimes can work nights (his a pipefitter) i hate her not being with right there. but I do know that we need to build some independence too, I need advise for me and her!! LOL

 

Allie - February 19

My dd is 8 1/2 months - we co-slept until 3 months, then she went to her crib. If she wakes up before 3 or 4,I nurse/rock her back to sleep...anytime after that I just bring her into bed with me in the hopes of a couple more hours...she is always up for the day between 6-7. I do find if I can get her back into her crib she sleeps better, but is restless in bed with me. I haven't done any CIO yet, but when sheis not in a growth spurt or having teething pains, she does self sooth most nights.

 

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