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Hi, I'm new to this website so I'm not sure if it's okay to post a question here or not...
Anyways I have a 11 month old and I'm getting really frustrated with her sleeping in my husband and I's bed. She refuses to sleep in her crib! I've tried the let her cry it out method but she literally does not give in and will just cry for hours if we let her! I've tried giving her her favorite toy and that didn't work and my sister in law told us to try giving her a bottle with just water in it and she is too freaked out to take it. I've tried reading her a book, singing her to sleep, and giving her a bottle right before but she seriously will stand there and scream! Any advice? I really need to be able to cuddle up to my hubby!
With my kids i have had to sit in their rooms, facing away from their cribs, and ignoring them, until they fell asleep. Slowly (over the next couple of days/weeks or so) moving closer to the door, and then sitting outside their room, until they fell asleep. Worked well for me, though it was tough to begin with!
she's still a baby. you don't want to sleep alone as an ADULT so what makes you think she wants to sleep alone as a baby? you want to cuddle up next to your hubby, and your sweet little girl wants to cuddle up next to her mommy. they are only so small for such a short time, I've never seen a teenager still sleeping with her mother
Rebecca (11/22/07), Nathan (7/31/10), and Thomas (5/3/13)
My daughter is 6 & still likes to cuddle up to me & fall asleep. I move her once she‘s out & sometimes she‘ll stay or she‘ll come back to me in the middle of the night. Its frustrating at times, but it takes time & patience to wean the habit. At the end of the day, they‘re our babies & reality is they won‘t want us next to them for very long!
beckii ... momma to my beautiful princess Mikayla Lynn 01.18.06
While I don't have any advice about how to break the habit (I really don't remember how we got our son to stop co-sleeping..) I just wanted to say enjoy it while you can! My son can't stand to even cuddle or sleep with us anymore and sometimes I miss it!