T'smom Posted June 25, 2009 Share Posted June 25, 2009 I've been wanting to ask this question and the other thread on co-sleeping positions made me think this was the right time! What do you do when the baby is a little older/weaned and needs to go to bed earlier than you? We started putting my now 21 month old in his own room when he was 14 months. He'd been weaned for a month and wasn't sleeping well with us. Whenever he'd wake slightly in the middle of the night, he'd think "ooh, there's daddy....time to play" when he's alone and he wakes slightly, he rolls over and goes back to sleep. However, he HATES bedtime/sleeping in his crib. As soon as someone says the word 'bedtime' he cries and cries. I hate this. I always said I would never let a child cry themselves to sleep, but (even with the no-cry sleep solution book) I can't figure out what else to do. For the first month and a half that he was in his crib, dh and I would take turns sleeping on an air mattress next to his crib- we made the transition as easy as possible....but....he still cries and cries. And....he needs to go to bed earlier than we do- I still need to do some cleaning and take a shower after he's in bed and before I go to bed. So....I guess this is really two issues- the discrepancy between when you need to sleep and when the baby needs to sleep and how you get them to not think it's playtime at 3 am? Sorry this is so long......thanks for any insight. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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