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June 22nd, 2012, 10:26 PM
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I never thought I'd say this but I am officially co sleeping. I was so "against" it before and now I see why it's done. She just sleeps better with us. Which gives everyone a better nights sleep. We bought a mini co sleeper bed that fits in the bed.

I would like to put her in her crib in the nursery one day though... Any suggestions when and how to do that? Anyone like to share a story, advice or experience with co sleeping then moving into a crib? I'm nervous it'll be extremely difficult. Haha
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June 22nd, 2012, 10:31 PM
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I am still co-sleeping also. I haven't figured out a way to put the baby in the crib since it works so well this way. With my first I just put him in there with no transitioning. I would go comfort him when he would cry by offering pacifier, soothing sound machine and sometimes having to rock him back to sleep.
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June 23rd, 2012, 01:13 AM
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My 3.5 year old is still co-sleeping. BUT... I would say a good way to start the transition to crib is to try to transition her to naps in the crib. That way you can start the transition when you are more fully awake instead of at night. Then try either starting her in her crib each night and letting her come back to your bed if needed part way through the night, or letting her fall asleep with you and then placing her in her crib. Some kids have a really easy time with the transition, others like mine, never have an easy time! I was like you... swore up and down I wouldn't co-sleep, and then it became a lifesaver in the beginning following my c/s, and with how often Josiah was wanting to nurse. Things become so much less black and white once these little ones get here, huh?!
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June 23rd, 2012, 06:51 AM
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We used the bassinet beside the bed and co-sleeping (a mix of both), and I never had a problem transitioning my kids around 3 months (that's when they slept through the night). I think it is easier the sooner you do it, but I don't have any real tips. Sorry!
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June 23rd, 2012, 07:27 AM
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I co-slept with my 9yr old dd until she was 5! Told her she could not go to school if she was still sleeping with me, lol. she slept on my floor in my bed room for about 3mo, on and off. I know thats drastic though! My last two slept with me for about 2mo, then DH put them to sleep and I went to bed myself so I was not tempted to bring them to bed. I was the one who needed transistioning, not them!!!
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June 23rd, 2012, 01:39 PM
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Im very torn about the co-sleeping idea. I have heard pros to it and the cons. I am fearful of killing/smothering my infant when the time comes. I also worry about intimacy with my husband and things like that.

As a child I slept in bed with my parents for awhile, I remember how hard that was to transition out of and I am not sure I would want my daughter to go through the same.
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June 23rd, 2012, 03:23 PM
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Im very torn about the co-sleeping idea. I have heard pros to it and the cons. I am fearful of killing/smothering my infant when the time comes. I also worry about intimacy with my husband and things like that.

As a child I slept in bed with my parents for awhile, I remember how hard that was to transition out of and I am not sure I would want my daughter to go through the same.
I probably would of wrote this exact thing before Ava but when it's 3 in the morning and she's been screaming for 2 hours... It's so worth it just to bring them in bed with you. Once she's a little older I'll start the crib.
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June 23rd, 2012, 04:33 PM
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I read once that the best sleeping arrangement is the one where everyone gets the most sleep. Good job mama!
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June 25th, 2012, 07:35 AM
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I never thought about co-sleeping when DS was born, somehow we ended up co-sleeping when he was born for a little bit, it was the only way to calm him down. Then for a while he slept in his pack n' play, and then we moved him into his crib in his room. That did not last, he got sick and was nursing more, so we brought him back to our room, which ended up in our bed, and stayed like that until he was 1 year old.
My only advise, is that don't wait until they are a year old to put them back in their crib.
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