My son is 17 months old and has been co sleeping with me since he was borm. It all started when I went back to work and I was nursing, it was just easier to have him in bed and we all got sleep this way. It did not seem to be a problem with my husband but recently he has expressed that he would like to have our bed back. My son still need me to comfort him back to sleep, even in my bed he still wake frequently in the night and needs to touch or feel that I am still next to him. We have tried letting him sleep in a toddler bed in our room but that did not work eithet! The main problem is that I can not do the cry it out method....it kills me to hear him screaming for me. He is able to climb out of his crib now, so we converted his crib into a toddler bed and put up a gate in his doorway so he can not roam the house at night. I have been sleeping on an air mattress on the floor of his room trying to get him used to being in his room at night and lettimng him know it is a safe place to be. But he still wakes up and scream until I pick him up. He can fall asleep in seconds after I pick him up even if he had been screamong for 5 minutes, it is crazy! I have created a monster ..LOL!! He is not getting enough sleep at night in my opinion and it is effecting his personality some days!
I would love to hear any advise on how to get him to sleep in his own room and be able to put himself back to sleep without needing me. I know this is going to be a long process, but everything I have tried has yet to work, so any advise would be wonderful! Thanks in advance, we would like to have another babay soon, but can not imagine getting up at night with 2 kids!
The Super Nanny has a great technique that has worked for us. You put your child in the bed, tell them goodnight or read them a story and then tell them goodnight, whatever you prefer. After that first time putting them to bed you avoid eye contact and all conversation. When they get out of bed, you pick them up and set them back into the bed. The first few nights will be absolutely chaotic but then peace will settle in, lol.
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