im such a push over when it comes to my daughter crying for me at night. Im pretty strong all the other times, but at night i have a real tough time. I have co-clept with my daughter since day one...she's ALWAYS hated sleeping alone, and when she was an infant she was colic so sleeping with me calmed her down..so why not..right?
Now shes 19 monthes, and wont seem to sleep alone except for naps. When it comes to sleeping alone through the night it just doesnt happen. I'll get her to fall asleep (singing and rocking..yes i STILL do that. Or a story) and then i lay down with her till shes out for the night. I can get up and go about my night but when its MY turn to get in bed..its like she KNOWS and will start crying. I dont mind her company most of the time, but my inlaws seem to have a MAJOR issue with it, and i am unfortunatly living with them temporarily.
So, what can i do? I WILL NOT stick her in a pack n play and let her "cry it out". I am a FIRM beliver in "attachment parenting". Is the co sleeping wrong? will she ever out grow it on her own? Shes still young and her father is outta town alot, so its nice not sleeping alone..but when he is home i'd like to be able to have him to myself...WHAT CAN I DO?
Answer by CassiRae3 at 2:45 PM on Feb. 6, 2011
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Answer by CassiRae3 at 3:01 PM on Feb. 6, 2011
I like all the responses, I was in the same situation where she wouldn't go to sleep on her own. My doc gave me a great idea you should try, at this age they are looking for you at all times, so get the baby physically tried but not over tired and start the first night with baby in pac in play or crib with your arms around him until he falls asleep, now this won't be easy backbreaking :) but do that for two or three days until used to it then maybe you just standing by the crib singing a couple days then maybe be in the room singing, but the key is consistency! This will take like a week or more. The key is to keep him happy not crying and slowly let her know its okay to be in pack in play or crib. The method is FERBERIZING. Named after the man who invented the method.It worked for me my daughter goes to sleep on her own but still wakes up 3-4 hours and she is 10 months so working on that now...:)
Answer by Kelly2573 at 3:13 PM on Feb. 6, 2011
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