Getting baby to sleep in their own bed.

United States
October 3, 2006 4:44pm CST
I wanted to see if anyone has any advice or tips on how to get your baby to sleep in their own bed.
8 responses
@bhchy1 (6052)
• United States
3 Oct 06
I never had a problem as never allowed my kids to sleep in my bed. Best advice I can give is to put them in their cribs and let them cry it out. They will figure out eventually it will not gt them anywhere and stop. But if you break down and get them they will know it works...and your problem will not go away!
@bhchy1 (6052)
• United States
4 Oct 06
They are throwing up from the build up of phlegm in their throats from crying..you need to let them cry...throwing up won't hurt them..all you are doing is teaching them that they will win the battle...give them an extra bottle if need be...but you have to let them learn they don't pull the strings..it will only get worse as they get older...do you want a power struggle with them the rest of yor life??
• United States
4 Oct 06
I've tried rocking her to sleep and she won't have it. She won't stay still. And as far as a bottle goes, it doesn't make her go back to sleep. Plus her doctor said to try to have her completely off the bottle by one-year, and not to give her a bottle during the night anymore. I'm not sure why.
• United States
4 Oct 06
I can get her to sleep by driving her around but I can't drive her around when she wakes up in the middle of the night. Plus, yes, gas is outrageous right now!
• United States
3 Oct 06
Sorry i missed your comments to the other people. My daughter did the exact same the first (and LAST) time that I was forced to let her cry it out for a nap. She screamed until she was choking and couldn't breathe. That is one reason I am against the CIO method. Since you are alone at night could you be a little scared at being home alone? If so then your fear could be rubbing off on her and that is why she wants to be with you in the bed. Does she have a bed of her own? maybe you could get a toddler bed to put in her room and let her pick out things to make it her own. If you don't have a lot of money pick up the bed at a consignment store, a goodwill or salvation army, or a yard sale. Then let her pick out a blanket for it. For now, put something that smells like you in the pack and play so that she thinks you are always closer than you are.
• United States
4 Oct 06
I'm not afraid of being home alone at night. My husband has been working nights for two years now so I'm used to it. So that's not it. The problem really stems from the fact that the only way I can get her to fall asleep in the first place is to lay down with her in my bed. If I could get her to sleep some other way everything would be fine. But when she wakes up in the night the ONLY way I'm able to get her to go back to sleep is to lay down with her. I do need to try putting something that smells like me in the bed with her, like a shirt I've worn. I've heard that sometimes works.
@lokesh61 (551)
• India
4 Oct 06
no baby
@scooter1024 (1243)
• United States
4 Oct 06
I had this problem with my 2 year old. I am a single mom and it was easier to just put her in bed with me than take a chance on her wakin up my other kids. She wanted to be held to go to sleep then would sleep in her bed for a couple hours. Then she wouldnt go to sleep again unless I put her in bed with me. I can get in the way of your adult life with your partner. It took me awhile to break her but I had to just put her in her back in her bed everytime she got out. If she cried in the night I would just talk to her and tell her it was ok and go back to sleep. Sometimes I rubbed her back. Its hard to listen to them cry but that is the only way. As long as they are ok its ok. It's never too young to start making them stay in their own beds. They learn how to get what they want even at that age. Good luck breaking the habit. It took me a month to get her completely broke. But the times she wanted in my bed dwindled fairly fast.
• India
3 Oct 06
Hello,let your baby sleep with you for a little longer.atleast for a couple of months.
@Aali311 (6127)
• United States
3 Oct 06
I'd say just let your baby sleep with you until he gets a little older, they are at the peak point of seperation anxiety, I'm having that problem with my 14 month old. I also had it with my two year old, now he sleeps in his own bed and understands the whole thing.
• United States
3 Oct 06
We co-sleep with our 17 month old girl. I am strongly against the CIO method for any reason so I would discourage letting your child do that. But that is for each parent to decide. Just recently she has become very interested in her crib and asks to "get in" when it is time for sleep. She is not ready to go it alone yet so after about 30 minutes of time to herself in her crib she is "all done" and then we proceed to our bed. I belive that by allowing her to do what is completely natural (many many years ago and sometimes today in poor nations the whole family would/does sleep together due to many reasons and it is definately beneficial to the child to teach them that you are there for them when they need you) it makes them more comfortable and secure later on. If your baby is upset about being alone it is because he/she is still a baby- they don't need to be independent at such an early age. You could try to bring the bed into your room so that they get used to it then slowly wean them into their own room.
@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
3 Oct 06
How old is your child? I'm having this same problem. My son is twelve months old and he cries when we put him in his crib. So we do exactly the wrong thing, and we take him out. Now he cries all the time. I need advice too.