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Charlie's Lovely Mommy 1 child; Granville, Massachusetts 1794 posts
15th May '12

Oh yeah he just got his two bottom teeth, and I think his top ones are comin in, so I send him to bed with a chilled teether to help. He can't crawl (yet!), but he just started pulling himself up on furniture, so he's been pulling himself up on his crib. and then falling over and screaming. I just recently put the bumpers back in his crib for that reason. I think he was so bad this weekend because it was mother's day so a lot of my relatives came up to visit. It was pretty busy and but himway off schedule. Plus BD's sister came over his house and my son always gets excited to see her, putting him in a hyper tizzy. After my wine and cake, I got to take an hour long nap and I felt great afterwords, totally able to take on my day! I even manage to walk down to the ymca and sign my son up for some water baby classes.

mommy to Carter 17 kids; Michigan 297 posts
15th May '12

My son has been co-sleeping with me and DH. Now that is army crawling and rolling a lot more, is there a good time I should see if he is ready to sleep on his own. What is a good way for a transition into his crib? He falls asleep nursing and it is hard for him to stay asleep if I move him, so I don;t know if he is ready yet. Also, what are good sleeping techniques other than CIO.
TIA

lil*Mama*Bear 2 kids; Veneta, Oregon 4957 posts
15th May '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting mommy to Carter:</b>" My son has been co-sleeping with me and DH. Now that is army crawling and rolling a lot more, is there ... [snip!] ... to stay asleep if I move him, so I don;t know if he is ready yet. Also, what are good sleeping techniques other than CIO. TIA"</blockquote>




Were working on transitioning Blaze as well. I've been having him sleep in his own bed in our room. Then once he gets good with that we will move him to his own room. He's doing pretty good.

mommy to Carter 17 kids; Michigan 297 posts
15th May '12
Quoting lil*Mama*Bear
lil*Mama*Bear 2 kids; Veneta, Oregon 4957 posts
15th May '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting mommy to Carter:</b>" There's barely room for a bassinet, which he hates and won't use... No room for a crib...Is co-sleeping ... [snip!] ... something your baby will give you signs that they don't need anymore, or do you have to teach them to be on their own?"</blockquote>




If you wait usually they make the change between 5-10yr old on their own. My son is very independent for his age, my friends kid is 5mo. Older and she's struggling with getting him to sleep on his own. But I rock my son to sleep and then put him in bed idk if you do? He's almost 7no. old

mommy to Carter 17 kids; Michigan 297 posts
16th May '12
Quoting lil*Mama*Bear
andthesenights 1 child; Virginia 4358 posts
16th May '12
Quoting mommy to Carter:" There's barely room for a bassinet, which he hates and won't use... No room for a crib...Is co-sleeping ... [snip!] ... something your baby will give you signs that they don't need anymore, or do you have to teach them to be on their own?"


Some kids can be ready before others. I would work on it gradually. Perhaps starting with getting him used to sleeping in his own space for nap time. It's going to take a lot of time and effort and probably a lot of sleepless nights. I wouldn't push it too hard, if he shows signs that he truly isn't ready I would wait a few weeks and then try again.

mommy to Carter 17 kids; Michigan 297 posts
16th May '12
Quoting andthesenights:" Some kids can be ready before others. I would work on it gradually. Perhaps starting with getting him ... [snip!] ... nights. I wouldn't push it too hard, if he shows signs that he truly isn't ready I would wait a few weeks and then try again."

I usually just let him sleep wherever he falls asleep for nap time (swing, car seat, bouncy chair), so I will start there. I hope at least by the time he's walking to have him in his own bed.

andthesenights 1 child; Virginia 4358 posts
16th May '12
Quoting mommy to Carter:" I usually just let him sleep wherever he falls asleep for nap time (swing, car seat, bouncy chair), so I will start there. I hope at least by the time he's walking to have him in his own bed. "


You could also try putting the crib in your room if you have room for it. Might make it easier for you both.

mommy to Carter 17 kids; Michigan 297 posts
16th May '12
Quoting andthesenights:" You could also try putting the crib in your room if you have room for it. Might make it easier for you both."

There's no room...we have a tiny house. Maybe I could sleep on the floor in his room...hmmm

lil*Mama*Bear 2 kids; Veneta, Oregon 4957 posts
17th May '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting mommy to Carter:</b>" We want more babies before he's 5, so waiting won't really work. He usually falls asleep nursing. "</blockquote>




It's not exact. have you tried positioning him different ways? I find lo likes his side best. And if your comfortable with it you can use blankets or stuffed animals to hold him their so he feels like it's you.

Charlie's Lovely Mommy 1 child; Granville, Massachusetts 1794 posts
17th May '12
Quoting lil*Mama*Bear
mommy to Carter 17 kids; Michigan 297 posts
17th May '12
Quoting Charlie's Lovely Mommy:" This. Yes. this. My son loves sleeping on his side with his bunny stuffed animal. He sleeps in a boppy so that he stays on his side. Best sleep I've ever got."

Does a boppy have the same suffocation risk as a pillow you think? I would think because it's firmer it would be okay, and I never thought of that... I also have an angel care monitor for when he does sleep on his own, so I would be alerted if there was an issue.

mommy to Carter 17 kids; Michigan 297 posts
17th May '12
Quoting lil*Mama*Bear
lil*Mama*Bear 2 kids; Veneta, Oregon 4957 posts
17th May '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting mommy to Carter:</b>" Does a boppy have the same suffocation risk as a pillow you think? I would think because it's firmer ... [snip!] ... of that... I also have an angel care monitor for when he does sleep on his own, so I would be alerted if there was an issue. "</blockquote>



How old is he?