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9 month old wont sleep in her crib

ok so i dont know what to do about my 9 mionth old alexia. she sleeps fine in our bed no fuss no crying but when i put her in her crib shell be ok for a few minutes then shell wake up crying and shell stand up wanting someone to get her out. i try putting her back to sleep and shell do the same thing all over again. the thing is that wheni let her sleep in our bed she does not cry she sleeps perfectlt fine...what can i do. i've tried her sleeping on our bed then moving her to her crib but it does not work....HELP


Asked by lilangel_4206 at 12:45 AM on May. 20, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • it's going to be a process, sadly! there is no quick fix.... it's going to take time and she is going to cry. un-doing co sleeping can be awful. She cannot cry forever and she cannot hurt herself crying to sleep.

    You can certainly try staying in her room while she cries it out.... it may/not not help or it may/may not upset her more. Meaning pull a chair in there and sit in the middle of the room so she can see you while she attempts to doze off

    Every time u pull her out of her crib and "rescue her" you're making it a little worse for getting her to sleep in it.

    Have you tried skipping her afternoon nap so she'll be extra exhausted and fight it less?

    Or a car ride before bed , if that makes her snooze?

    And make the crib as fun as possible. A mobile, something that lights up, etc etc. Put her in it to play a few times so she thinks it's a safe fun happy restful zone and not the prison she'll throw a fit in.

    Answer by hibbingmom at 12:59 AM on May. 20, 2010

  • i do put her in there during the day and she does stay in there and plays with her toys...we only have one bedroom in the apartment and so shes in the room with us....she used to slepp in there when we first got her the crib and she was doing great but all of a sudden she will just cry and cry...i do try and like pat her on her diaper to get her back to sleep but sometimes it just does not work

    Answer by lilangel_4206 at 1:04 AM on May. 20, 2010

  • It will take a while. There's a great article on on transitioning baby to her own the site for sleep.

    But be long as you share a room, she's probably going to want to be in with you. That's pretty normal.

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:06 AM on May. 20, 2010

  • If she's recently started this, it could be a growing spurt or teething at 9 months. If that is the case then some teething tablets or baby Tylenol will ease her pain so that she can rest. Any time my LO is hurting, he wants to be held or close to me.

    Answer by doodlebopfan at 1:17 AM on May. 20, 2010

  • My son started walking at 9 months and climbing over his crib at 9 months. At least you are not there yet. How the heck do you put a 9 month old in a big boy bed? Yes you will loose sleep over this, but you dont want to end up where son and I did, on the couch downstairs. Let her cry, she will exhaust herself in the process and start to learn how to fall asleep on her own. This is not going to be easy by a long shot, but it will be so worth it in the end. Good luck hon

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:24 AM on May. 20, 2010

  • Why move her if she's sleeping well?
    9 months is not a good tome for changes. Baby is growth spurting, teething, and learning major new things. It is also separation anxiety age. If you wait a bit longer you will likely have cooperation.

    Answer by amileegirl at 11:56 AM on May. 20, 2010

  • well i finally did it last night...she fell asleep on my pillow and when i made sure she was "Knocked out" i moved the pillow and her into the crib...worked like a charm...she did not wake up at all.....

    Answer by lilangel_4206 at 9:00 PM on May. 20, 2010