Sleeping Baby

sleepy baby - Baby Jay sleeping
United States
January 2, 2008 10:18am CST
My son woke up in the middle of the night for the first 4 months. He started getting better when I put him in the bed with me. Since then he has went to bed at 11pm(he won't go to bed any sooner) and then he wakes up at 9am. It is such a relief to be able to sleep all night long, however I have been trying to ween him back to the crib. Is your baby sleeping all night? What did you have to do to get him/her to sleep all night?
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@sohana07 (62)
5 Jan 08
My baby sleeping all night.she is very sweet.
@SachseMom (450)
• United States
3 Jan 08
We let our daughter, who is the oldest, sleep with us in our bed so I could get some sleep because I went back to work and was not getting enough sleep! She slept so sound with us and it was great but she always had a hard time going back to her own bed. She would fight us and to this day if she gets scared or has a bad dream she comes and jumps in the bed with us!! We didn't put our son in the bed with us and he sleeps so good in his bed and doesn't want to sleep anywhere but his bed!! I would never put my child in my bed with me after dealing with my daughter!! We learned the hard way!!
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
3 Jan 08
The longer you wait to ween him back to the crib, the harder of a time you will have in doing so. It may be a rough couple of nights at first but you have to be consistent in putting him in the crib and not give in and bring him to bed with you. If he cries and cries, then maybe you could pick him up and comfort him but then, back to the crib. Good luck. I know it is frustrating and can be really tiring but in the end, you will both be better off.
• India
3 Jan 08
My experience with my baby is also very exciting. He is now 1 & a half months and he is having very unusual sleeps. There is no fixed time for him to sleep or wake up. We sleep around 11:00 pm and after feeding him we make him sleep but late nights he usually wakes up an starts crying, maybe because he is still too young to have a continuous 6 to 7 hrs sleep in a single row. Lets see what happens in next 4 months..!!
• United States
3 Jan 08
I have two children and I never co-slept with them. My sister co-slept with my parents and she slept in their bed until she was at least 8 years old, so that is why I never have my kids in the bed with me from the beginning. You have to start putting him down in his own bed. Do it a little at a time at first so he gets used to the idea. Maybe instead of napping together, put him in the crib. He might also feel a little uncomfortable in a huge crib, try a smaller bed, like a play pen or bassinet or cradle. My kids hated their crib until they were too big for the other ones. There was just too much space and they didn't feel secure in the crib.
@asgtswife04 (2482)
• United States
3 Jan 08
Oh sweetie, that was probably the worst thing you could have done and I know this because my daughter is 20 months old and is still sleeping with me. I did the exact same thing because i was so tired during the day due to no sleep at night and now it's like an act of congress to put her in her bed. if she does go to her bed, you better believe she's up an hour later until I lay down with her in my bed. Thankfully, my husband isn't here right now or we would be arguing over this, but I have four months to ween her from sleeping with me before he's home again and it' s not easy to do at all. A lot of times it's easier to give in to be able to get sleep than it is to stay consistent. Break him of it now, even if it means staying up nights again for a week, two weeks, even a month or two. It will be worth it in the end I promise. Good luck and keep us posted. God bless
• China
3 Jan 08
How lovely your son,wish your son and your family happy everyday.
• United States
3 Jan 08
My oldest from day one slept all night long and she's almost 4 years old but for my youngest. Shes away different story. She doesn't sleep all night long she'll go for about 3 to 4 hours and wake up and either want to eat or play. She'll be 6 months old tomorrow. But I wont let her sleep in the bed with me i'm afraid that she'll roll off the bed or get rolled onto or something. Sorry couldn't be more help.
@thedster (18)
• United States
2 Jan 08
We co-sleep from the start. My kids are almost 9 and 4, and I'm due with our third in March. I nursed them both for a long time, and everyone gets a good nights sleep because nobody has to get up in the middle of the night to feed the baby. As long as everyone is comfortable, why move him back to the crib? He'll grow up and move out soon enough! ;-)
2 Jan 08
I had to do what you did to get my son to sleep through the night. He is 19 months old and i am having a problem in getting him to sleep in his bed all night. He will sleep there abit, but not for that long. I think trying to get him in his own cot again as soon as possible will be the best way in getting him use to it first. He will need to get use to sleeping in his cot again before he'll sleep all night in it. I think they have more comfort sleeping in the same bed as their parents coz they feel safer. ~Joeys wife
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
2 Jan 08
My daughter slept with me for the first 2 months of her life. As soon as she figured out how to roll onto her side she went to her crib. She did fine with it. I never had an issue. My son on the other hand refused to sleep in his crib. He slept with me for most of the first year of his life and part of his second year of life. He still would rather sleep with you than on his own and he is almost 8.
• United States
2 Jan 08
My youngest started sleeping through the night at 3 months. She always slept in her crib/bassinet though. I refuse to have my kids in bed with me. I'm very selfish about my bed space and even kicked hubby out, lol. Just kidding, that was because he snored. He volunteered to sleep on the couch. I never got my kids into a routine of being held/rocked to sleep or in my bed so they have never had an issue sleeping in their own beds. In fact my youngest used to grab me by the hand and pull me to her crib when she wanted to take a nap or was ready for bed. Now she tries to climb in herself (she is 21 months old now). I always put them to bed when they were still slightly awake.