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How do you know when it's time for baby to sleep somewhere else, even if it's in the same room??
Or if you even move them at all since I know some mom's sleep with babies until they are older.
Sleeping with Kinslie right now isn't bad, but she went from waking up either once or not at all to being constantly fussy but not waking up fully..I guess restless?? We don't have a crib for her, we do have a PNP just not set up.
She just won't stay asleep by herself though.. Not even for naps! How do we get over this obstacle? is it time for her to sleep in her own place?
I'm not sure if I count since we just co-sleep if I fall asleep while nursing or the few weeks of transition when he didn't want to be swaddled anymore, but I have to get Sean used to not co-sleeping again. What I'm doing is letting him still fall asleep in bed with me and then moving him to the bassinet. Each night he's doing a longer stretch in his bassinet without waking up. I have to wait a good 20-30 min to transfer him, though, or he'll wake up.
I'd say if nobody is sleeping well it's worth trying to transition her to the PNP. Do you have enough room next to your bed to keep it there? Maybe sleep with the PNP sheet for a night or two first so it gets your scent on it and make her more comfortable.
I have to cuddle with Jayden for about 30 minutes as well and then transfer him. If he wakes up while he's sleeping I usually just pat his butt and he will fall back asleep. But I agree it probably does have to do with the sleep regression.
I think everyone is different and there is no "right" way or time to do it. I know Ares wouldn't get any sleep if he slept away from me.. But that's something I don't mind luckily. I feel better having him close.
I think she is probably just going through the sleep regression!
We have major sleep regression here. We're a cosleeping family so we're not having to face this, right now, but I think sleep would be much worse if we tried to get C to sleep elsewhere. He naps on me, in the carrier, on the bed with me, and in his seat (if I'm not at home). I remind myself that this time is very short and that chores can be done later
I agree that there is no right time, that you just have to decide what feels best for your family. Jamison hasn't been sleeping well the past week or so because he is teething, so he's been in bed with me most of the night. Plus, he is finally getting too long for our bassinet, but isn't used to the crib yet, so we're in a transitional place. I've found each baby is different too... you really just have to take your cues from them. If she is acting restless and seems to do better with more of her own space, then by all means, give her the space! If she is sleeping better with you and you are also sleeping well, then cuddle up!
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DD is sleeping with me since day8, and she loves it. Hugging your baby will surely helps when she is fussy. Anyway, it will all depend to you if you feel that she can already be transfered in a crib but if she is co-sleeping and still being fussy you might just worry. So, I guess wait until she is ready..or make the crib close in your bed on the start before totally transferring her. Goodluck!
I agree with the likelihood it is sleep regression. Crossing my fingers we don't have it happen here, lol. Probably hoping too much, but whatever. With Rebecca I kicked her out. I was SO done having her in bed with us. She still comes in a few nights a month and sleeps with us in our bed, but she HAD to go. She was kicking us (we were waking with bruises), stealing the covers, and stroking us constantly (keeping us awake). It HAD to stop. So I moved her out of the room since she didn't believe in sleeping beside our bed if she was in the room. Elias moved himself out when he was 18 months. He looked at me one night, said, "I sleep with Ducka (Rebecca)" and he hasn't been back except when he wasn't feeling good ever since! Esther will move out when she is ready. Right now she sleeps in a Travel-lite PNP beside our bed.
well to answer you, were still transitioning our 4yr old from our room to his. We did a mattress on our floor once Eli came along, and then in his room in January, but for the past 2wks he wakes up wanting our bed. So its been tough. But as for co-sleeping with baby E, I would much rather deal with his constant whining/movement with him in arms reach, than having to get up 100000 times a night. So I deal with it. And yes itll get better. 4 months is bad for sleep!
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It can be tough sharing a bed with your little one. Our 8 year old Still comes and crawls in our bed around 5:00 AM a couple of times a week...he was in our bed pretty much from when he was born until about a year ago...but he still sneaks in. DH was adament about having Danika co-sleep with us and he refused to even purchase a crib. He loves having the kids in bed with us and is certain that this is why our 8 year old is as loving and close to us as he is...and he wanted Danika to be the same way...so baby girl sleeps with us. I can't complain...but our sex life sure does suffer. We have only dtd about 4 times in the last 6 months (it became too uncomfortable the last couple of months before she was born)...so that part really sucks, but they are only little once! I know the only reason she sleeps as well as she does is because she is in bed with us. She wakes up once sometimes twice to nurse during the night so it seems to work out pretty well because I can nurse her in bed and then go right back out. We also have a king size bed so plenty of room for now