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sleep training? Rhia Leigh 33 kids; Massachusetts 1312 posts
1st Sep

When did your LO start sleeping through the night in their crib?



We have coslept in bed/with LOs crib in the same room since she was born. Now she is 14 mos, I nurse her to sleep in bed, put her in her crib and every few hours she wakes up and wants to nurse for a minute to get back to sleep and then I put her back in the crib, until like 5am when I give up and just keep her in bed so I can sleep and then she usually sleeps till like 9am.



I really wish I could get her to sleep through the night in her crib. I don't believe in CIO and she won't take a bottle or binky for comfort. I've tried just comforting her in her crib by singing and patting her back and after about 20 mins of crying through it she tells back to sleep but still keeps waking and wanting to nurse.



Any advice?

[[Breezy]] 1 child; Savannah, Georgia 12890 posts
status 1st Sep

Is there any specific reason you want her to sleep in her crib? I still nurse and sleep with my 22month old and he wakes 1-2 times during the night.

countrytink Due May 1 (girl); 3 kids; Ohio 451 posts
1st Sep

I fully respect you not wanting to let her CIO, but for me it was the only option. My son was in his own crib at 9 months but still wanted to nurse every 2 hrs at best. I was exhausted. My ped said to give bottles of water for a few nights and then let him CIO. It was painful, but 15-20 min of CIO for a few nights was worth it. He sleeps so much better now, is more rested. He is a very happy baby and I haven't found one negative thing about letting him learn how to soothe himself to sleep.



I'm sure you will find something that works for you, just find something you are comfortable with and stick with it. Kids can sense indecision I swear....lol.

Carter&Violet♥ She Gone! 2 kids; Virginia 14177 posts
1st Sep

I don't let my kids cry either, my 8 month old still sleeps with me. It's easier with her nursing through the night. Hell, my 3 year old still sleeps with us a lot. Very rarely does he make it through the night without sneaking in.

Super Mommy! Due July 31 (girl); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Costa Mesa, California 9356 posts
status 1st Sep

My kids all slept in their own crib from birth. DD started STTN at 6 weeks, DS1 at 12 weeks, and DS2 at 9 weeks. They're now 3, 2, and 10 month old and they all sleep between 10-12 hours in their own room. DS2 is still bf.

Rhia Leigh 33 kids; Massachusetts 1312 posts
1st Sep

<blockquote><b>Quoting [[Breezy]]:</b>" Is there any specific reason you want her to sleep in her crib? I still nurse and sleep with my 22month old and he wakes 1-2 times during the night."</blockquote>




Things are really awful with SO and I right now and we get no alone time. We're living with family so its not like there's another room we can go in if we want to fool around soo having her in our bed or constantly waking up makes our sex life pretty lame, not helping our already crappy relationship.

countrytink Due May 1 (girl); 3 kids; Ohio 451 posts
1st Sep

Perfectly reasonable. You need to nurture your relationship. I say co sleeping is great if it works for everyone involved. When it doesn't, something needs to change.