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Advice??? Melissa J. B. Due February 19 (boy); 6 kids; Redding, California 184 posts
26th Feb '13

Any advice from other moms on how to get a 12 month old to sleep in his crib without CIO, which is all he seems to do when I put him in there and all everyone else says I need to do? He has fallen out of bed AGAIN so it's no longer an option to co-sleep. But he's also getting sick again and the thought of him having to cry in the crib (which is right next to my bed) while he already has a bad cough and runny nose just breaks my heart. I have heard of the no cry sleep solution but I can't afford the book right now, has anyone read it?

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
26th Feb '13

You can get the book in paperback second hand on amazon for like $3.

Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 22368 posts
26th Feb '13

start putting him in there with toys while you are getting dressed or vacuuming so he is used to being in there. Put something in there that smells like you.

Eleanor Rigby 1 child; 2 angel babies; North Carolina 6970 posts
26th Feb '13

Let him self sooth; music?? My son was CIO at 12 months.

Jessica&Rodolfo 1 child; Atlanta, Georgia 416 posts
26th Feb '13

I would wait until he's not sick. Trying to force him to sleep in his bed when he's sick is going to turn him off to the idea real quick. My DD sleeps in her own bed but we don't make her sleep in there when she's not feeling well. Wait until he's not sick and start out slow. Crying a little is not going to hurt him but if you are against crying out, don't just leave him to cry for an hour. There's a big difference between CIO all the time and letting LO learn to self soothe. A week or so of a crabby child learning to self soothe is worth it in the long run for you and him.

MommyToWesley 1 child; Delaware 3847 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting Jessica&Rodolfo:" I would wait until he's not sick. Trying to force him to sleep in his bed when he's sick is going to ... [snip!] ... LO learn to self soothe. A week or so of a crabby child learning to self soothe is worth it in the long run for you and him."


This. If you're going to do it, definitely wait until the poor little guy isn't sick anymore.
How do you co-sleep? Why not have him sleep between you and your SO so he doesn't fall out of bed?

♥ Mrs. S ♥ Due September 20; 2 kids; Venezuela 13654 posts
26th Feb '13

A little before my daughter's 1st birthday I couldn't co-sleep with her anymore. She was way too wiggly and would wake up in the middle of the night to play. We breastfeed throughout the night so it was a hard decision.
I started putting her in her crib for nap times. She would cry for a short amount of time and fuss a little before going to sleep. We started doing the same thing at night. I would still go get her to BF but then put her back in her own room.
We let her cry at first for a few minutes (never more then 10), then we would go in and soothe her. She sleeps a lot better on her own now then she does when I'm in the same room. If for any reason she kept crying multiple times I would BF her or stay up a little later with her.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
26th Feb '13

You could always just put him in the middle, or put one of those bed rales on your bed.

talexys 1 child; Ontario 1138 posts
26th Feb '13

Im having trouble with getting my girl to sleep in her crib too, she is almost 11 months and has also fallen out of my bed:(:(... I am ready the no cry sleep solution right now... I hope it has some good tips that work for me.

BareFootBabyMaker Due May 30 (boy); 2 kids; Springfield, Missouri 850 posts
26th Feb '13

I never let my child scream but whimpering is ok...gotta know the difference.
My daughter is 14 months now and has been sleeping in her own room for 2 months. I just started by letting her get used to sleeping there, first with naps. Then we put her in bed with her fav toy (that also plays 5 mins of soothing music), tucked her in, and told her good night. The first 2 nights she whimpered/whined for about 10 mins and then went to sleep. They take cues from us, if you act like its a great thing then he will probably adapt easier.

Melissa J. B. Due February 19 (boy); 6 kids; Redding, California 184 posts
26th Feb '13

Ya I didn't want to start while he was sick but I'm afraid he will fall out of bed again. I have a side rail up and mounds of pillows but he crawls right over that. SO is sleeping in another room from a back injury right now and can't sleep in our soft bed. My LO screams and screams, he doesn't just whine. I just don't know what to do. He has a huge bruise on his head and I'm afraid he is gonna get really hurt if it happens again.

Eleanor Rigby 1 child; 2 angel babies; North Carolina 6970 posts
27th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Melissa J. B.:</b>" Ya I didn't want to start while he was sick but I'm afraid he will fall out of bed again. I have a side ... [snip!] ... I just don't know what to do. He has a huge bruise on his head and I'm afraid he is gonna get really hurt if it happens again."</blockquote>



Try cutting back on the pillows just have two that way he cant crawl over the rail!