How Did Yo Get You Child To Sleep Alone After You Co Slept?

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i’m not a fan of co sleeping because I’m afraid my daughter will get attached to it and never be able to sleep alone. unfortunately she sleeps for 4 hours alone, then wakes up, eats, and will NOT go back to sleep in her crib alone. so i’m forced to sleep with her if i want to get any sleep. my question is how did you get you child to sleep in their crib alone after you co slept?
my daughter in 1 month old, when did you transition them to their crib?

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4 Responses to “How Did Yo Get You Child To Sleep Alone After You Co Slept?”

  1. Jan M says:

    Keep doing what you are doing and it will work out. With both of my kids I put them down in the crib (after they were about a month old) and then when they woke up I brought them into bed with me, as time goes by your daughter will start to sleep longer stretches in the crib before waking up and there will be no real need to transition, my son would still come and sneak into bed with in the us in the morning until he was 5, but my daughter started sleeping through the night 6 hrs at 6 weeks and 10 hours a night by 8 weeks.

  2. Anonymous says:

    When my son was ten days old, I put a heating pad in my son’s bassinet and got the sheet warm. Then I took the heating pad out and put him in it. The warmth helped him stay asleep, so he didn’t wake back up and want me to hold him or sleep with him. At one month old, you aren’t going to create attachment issues with co-sleeping, so if nothing works yet, try again when she’s a few weeks older.
    EDIT–I forgot to mention. Swaddle the heck out of her. Wrap her tightly so she still feels secure. We did that plus the heating pad.

  3. alina says:

    1 month old, isn’t very old and I don’t think there is any need to panic just, yet.
    I’m not a fan of co-sleeping either, but I found myself taking my little son into bed with us and going to sleep because I was so tired.
    I don’t think there is a certain age that is better or worse to get them to sleep on their own (obviously the older they are the more determind they will be, unless you wait until they are 7 or 8 or teenagers *lol*).
    Anyway, I started putting my son back in his cot as soon as I found the strength and yes, quite often he fussed or even cried, but I persevered and by the time he was 3 months old, he slept in his cot most of the time. I also put him in his own room and then he only had company sleeping when I went to sleep breastfeeding him in our cosycorner on the floor.
    I would start trying to put him back in his cot as soon as I can and just keep on trying, she will eventually stay there.
    Good luck.
    Alina :)

  4. senorita says:

    I agree with the above, swaddle her, and put a heating pad in the crib and get it warm so you don’t startle her with cold sheets. I also did this and still do on occasion..I made a fake arm. lol. Really, take a long sock and put rice in it, tie the end. I drap it sort of over her leg or around her a bit so it feels like I am holding her.
    I moved my daughter to her crib at 5 weeks, she does good for the most part, but once you move her there don’t really slip and let her back in your bed. (made that mistake). My daughter will be 6 months next week and is teething really bad and I am having a hard time with her wanting to be held while sleeping right now.
    Once she starts to fall asleep put her in her crib before she is totally knocked out, that way she learns to go to sleep on her own. Then once that is mastered put her in the bed while eyes are still open.
    check this book out.
    The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley

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