He put himself to sleep

By C
@ShyBear88 (16898)
United States
March 18, 2016 6:57am CST
After an hour of kind of crying last night my almost 14 month old (1 year and 2.5 months old) put himself to sleep. We are sleeping training him. He is much older then we have done it before and some nights he falls a sleep before I can put him in his crib and other nights he is awake for when it's time. So when he is awake tell him to say night night and sit him down in his crib. Tears are normally start at that point on his end. I don't cry over this any more use to it from my older two so it takes a lot of emotions coming from the kids to being mommy to tears. He did great last! He was really tired so when cried it was just a tired cry. He would stop and then restart after a few minutes till finally his eye life's where to heavy ans he went to bed. I went in ans checked on him 30 minutes after he got really quite. Put a placket on him since he was sleeping on his other blankets. He slept like that till about 2 or 3 in the morning. Nursed him back to sleep he woke again at 5 which is when I put him in bed with me till 7am. He is still in my bed a sleep while I'm own stairs babysitting.
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@dodo19 (28593)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
18 Mar 16
It's something they all need to learn. My little guy is 13 months old, and there are times when I'll put him in his crib before he's completely asleep, and he manages to fall asleep on his own. There are times, when we'll leave him his bottle of milk, which does help sometimes, but we don't always. Sometimes, he does start to cry, and we'll let him cry a little, before trying to rock with him a little. It's how we do it. At least I can say that he does seem to be able to fall asleep on his own sometimes.
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@ShyBear88 (16898)
• United States
18 Mar 16
He isn't use to doing it himself. I've always nursed him to sleep or helped him to his sleep. I'll cry for a little bit if he doesn't stop or see,s to get getting tired which happens a lot I'll go get him sit with him in his room in the dark. Cuddle him till he is fast a sleep. I normally give him till 9pm to fall a sleep before I out him in his room.
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@dodo19 (28593)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
18 Mar 16
@ShyBear88 I usually help my little guy too. I'll rock with him for a little.
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@ShyBear88 (16898)
• United States
18 Mar 16
@dodo19 over time I want to move his bed time to 7pm but he still naps two times a day so I can't put him to bed at 7am till he drops that second nap. I don't mind helping him but once it hits 10pm I, like when are you going to sleep. We will work,our way up.
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@KristenH (21243)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
18 Mar 16
Poor kid. I never heard of sleep training before. Hmm. I'm glad he could do it all on his own.
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@ShyBear88 (16898)
• United States
18 Mar 16
Sleep training is getting your child to learn at this time or when we Fido this its bed time time to go to sleep or get settled in bed for the night. All of my kids have done it but they where much young. I've done it different each time to fit them.
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@KristenH (21243)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
18 Mar 16
@ShyBear88 Gotcha!
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• United States
18 Mar 16
My daughter is having problems getting her 11 month old on a sleep schedule. Partly due to the fact that she stays awake until late to get housecleaning done and the little one wants her to lay down with her.
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@ShyBear88 (16898)
• United States
18 Mar 16
My little one has a routin since he was born, it's so much easier when your older kids kind of wrote out your younger kids sleep routines. Most days he is up by 7:45am, naps at about 10am or 11am he won't nap at that time unless his daddy puts him to sleep, then he wakes up and is wake till 3pm or 4pm naps again wakes before dinner, eats then goes to bed between 9-10pm. Once he drops his secodm nap of the day he'll go to bed at 7pm.
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• United States
18 Mar 16
@ShyBear88 All of my babies had good sleep habits. Took a while for the boys to get the hang of it though.
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• United States
18 Mar 16
@ShyBear88 that too is the problem with my granddaughter.
@MGjhaud (20822)
• Philippines
18 Mar 16
we normally put a bolster beside him when he was around that age, he likes them. sometimes a crumpled blanket, seems like it puts him to sleep. until now that he's 3, he sleeps on his own by holding something (the corner of his pillow, his blanket or a stuffed toy)
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@ShyBear88 (16898)
• United States
18 Mar 16
He has a pillow that is like a second me but that only works when he is a sleep it smells like me. My older two at this age I could give a bottle and they would go to bed. He nurses so I can't do that. He has his two favorite blankets and his binki. My older two put themselves to sleep now. They knew when we say bathroom, teeth, pj's and get a store read is bed time which is 7pm earlier every night.
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@MGjhaud (20822)
• Philippines
18 Mar 16
@ShyBear88 babies like it when they smell their mommys. it somehow calm or relaxes them.
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@MGjhaud (20822)
• Philippines
20 Mar 16
@ShyBear88 haha could be and they sure like it..
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• United States
18 Mar 16
Thankfully all my kids were great sleepers but my grandchildren not so much. Getting children to settle into a sleep pattern is a good idea and I see it's worked for you
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@ShyBear88 (16898)
• United States
18 Mar 16
We have a bed time routine for all of the kids. It definitely helps and we have set times this way the kids knew. They get upset about it but once in bed they are normally out. It helps that 5 year old has preschool 4 days a week. We do bathroom, pj's, story then bed even the baby helps out with all of that then he is wake for a bit longer then the other two then bed for himself.
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@slund2041 (3414)
• United States
18 Mar 16
Sounds like you have a nice little routine with him. He will finally get the hang of bedtime, but I do not know any child that really like bedtime.
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@ShyBear88 (16898)
• United States
18 Mar 16
My older two love bed time. They get stories. The little guy sits in on there stores but he goes to bed about two his after them. He goes to bed at his siblings old bed time which was 9pm when they where his age. They Jair don't like it when we made them do it themselves but I can leave them with anyone and they go to sleep after 7pm for anyone.
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@Shavkat (49639)
• Philippines
18 Mar 16
It is really so tough one for a mother to train cutey babies at night time. The sleep wake cycle depends on how we changed it. But I am glad you are getting into progress.
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@marlina (65097)
• Canada
18 Mar 16
Not an easy task.
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@ShyBear88 (16898)
• United States
18 Mar 16
Yes and no. It depends on the child. Much easier with him.
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@Marcyaz (36010)
• United States
18 Mar 16
Sometimes it is not easy to listen to them cry like that but they need to know when it is time to go to bed .
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@ShyBear88 (16898)
• United States
18 Mar 16
It was a lot hard to listen to when my daughter was a baby. I felt so bad I cried all of the time about it. Now I'm like oh he is crying he is okay the isn't hurt just angry. I can tell cry the different cries. I won't let him go on for too long. They do need to know they can do it on there own.
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@Marcyaz (36010)
• United States
19 Mar 16
@ShyBear88 It is easier after the first child to know that the cries are different.
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@ShyBear88 (16898)
• United States
20 Mar 16
@Marcyaz yes! Each baby has there own set but you can tell by the pitch of the cry if they are hurt, upset, angry, sad, hurt, hungry, or tried.
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@Corbin5 (85310)
• United States
18 Mar 16
He really is learning how to go to sleep on his own. Hard to hear them cry, but they do learn to comfort themselves eventually.
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@ShyBear88 (16898)
• United States
18 Mar 16
Oh yes! It doesn't bother me listening to him cry. He does need to learn and he is almost 14 months so he isn't to young.