So the first night home with my daughter, I tried and tried to put her in the bassinet next to the bed to sleep, but every time I put her down, she woke right up. Being a first time mom, and being completely exhausted, I just gave in and laid her in bed with us, which I swore I wasn't going to do lol.
Well, she's almost 2.5 now, and she still sleeps with me. :( I'm due in less than a month, and I honestly don't know what to do! I've tried getting her to sleep alone, but she always wakes up and comes and climbs in my bed. And either I don't realize until the morning, because I don't wake up, or I'm too tired to fight her on it, and don't want her to freak out and wake up SO.
I'm stressing out big time about this! Help!?
get her in her own bed asap. i did the same thing with my son and his pediatrician said to just let them cry, nothing will hurt an upset child. within 3-5 days she should be sleeping in her bed by herself. but when the baby comes she may want to revert back to sleeping with you. good luck.
Yikes!!! If she's that terrified or insecure about her own bed, you could maybe try what my step mom did with my brother(
Although it would take longer).....she started by putting a foamy on her floor beside moms bed and told him he had to sleep in his own bed. She'd put him in his bed but if he came out at night he could sleep either on the foam or in his bed. Not mommys! The foam eventually made it to the hallway and then his own room. It worked for them however, I think I would just let her cry it out. So thankful I never gave in! It was hard but my son has slept in his crib in his room since day 2.(the first night he screamed all night lol).
Quoting Amanda Korchinski:" Yikes!!! If she's that terrified or insecure about her own bed, you could maybe try what my step mom ... [snip!] ... gave in! It was hard but my son has slept in his crib in his room since day 2.(the first night he screamed all night lol)."
after I posted this I actually went and grabbed her mattress and put it right next to my bed, and put her on it. So we'll see how she does tonight. I think I'll just do this for now, instead of trying to put her in her own bed, I know that's got to be hard/confusing after over two years of sleeping right next to mommy. It's hard on me too though I love cuddling with her, makes me sad. :(