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How d oyou break the habbit of your 1 yr old from sleeping in the bed with you's?

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Asked by shedevil121208 at 12:37 PM on Feb. 6, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • you steal yourself against the whining and just do it. put him in his own bad and keep doing it if he gets out

    Answer by sati769leigh at 12:40 PM on Feb. 6, 2010

  • You dont :( lol our dd is almost two and still in our bed. Thank god for king sizes.

    Answer by darcyk10 at 1:25 PM on Feb. 6, 2010

  • Be consistent about your expectations - they can understand more than most people think at 1.

    Answer by missanc at 2:27 PM on Feb. 6, 2010

  • You make a gentle transition. It is completely unfair to allow your child to sleep in your bed his whole life, then "steel yourself against his whining" to make a change to benefit yourself. Most people start with a separate bed in their room, then gradually move to a bed in the child's room. We put ours in a double bed, and dad slept with her for a while, and then she was fine. We definitely never just leave our kids to figure out transitions on their own because it's convenient for us.

    Answer by whiteroses82 at 6:51 PM on Feb. 6, 2010

  • well, my daughter slept with me until her dad came home, at 7 months old. around 9 months we started her in her crib, it took less than a week. i cried while she cried, but we just waited until she was tired, and put her down in her crib. patted her butt and rubbed her back, then left. and after a few minutes my hubby would go back in and comfort her again, eventually she fell asleep. Now she goes directly to him when she is tired, he puts her in bed and she falls asleep quietly. it is harder for you than your child, they don't suffer from it like you would think they would. plus if baby falls asleep on their own, they don't wake up expecting the warmth and comfort of you...

    Answer by december911 at 9:38 PM on Feb. 6, 2010

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