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December 25th, 2012, 07:37 PM
Join Date: Jul 2011
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i have co slept with zaiden since birth, im ready and i think he is ready to be sleeping on his own so my husband and i can sleep together again, my pediatrician told me to just stick him in the crib and ignore him dont talk to him dont touch him or acknowledge him and no bottle either. i tried for about ten minutes and it broke my heart seeing him standing at the crib grabbing the bars head on crib crying mama so that isnt going to work.... any suggestions on how to get him to his own bed easily
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December 26th, 2012, 08:18 AM
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With mine, I only cosleep when I am just too exhausted to deal with them. I have never liked cry it out so I rock Winter to sleep each night, and then I lay her in her crib. If she wakes up, I may nurse her, but if she has eaten recently, I lay her back down and pat her butt some. She usually is right back asleep the second I lay her down. It's like she's sleep standing or sleep sitting.

Start with naps. Get the baby to sleep, put him in the crib. Get him as soon as he wakes up. You don't have to CIO. Just rock to sleep, place in crib at night. Winter is actively cutting teeth right now so I am up 4 times a night. I refuse to put her in her room till she's done with that. I was walking across our entire house for Alice, it was ridiculous. So in our room for a bit longer. She sleeps in her PnP in our room. By the time I put her in her bedroom, she'll probably just go onto her toddler bed or a mattress on the floor.

Just do what works. Starting with naps is usually a safe bet.
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December 26th, 2012, 01:45 PM
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Having you heard of Camping out? Basically you put baby in the crib and wait there comforting your baby till they fall asleep. Eventually you move your chair farther and farther away until you no longer need to be in the room. I don't have any links but I'm sure you can find out more about it online.

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