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Old 12-17-2006, 01:18 AM   #11
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I like that books on tape idea! I may do that to get myself to go to sleep

I still co-sleep, my SO works offshore and I can't sleep in a bed by myself, I get lonely. DS and DD do just fine sleeping in their beds when he is home. But when he is gone, they are in bed with me.

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Ugh The past two nigth I've tried all the comfor methods w/o picking him up out of his crib & he stayed awake ALL NIGHT LONG & cried. I got zero sleep. Man, he seriously knows how to stick it out.
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Do you have a night light in your childs room? I found that around 12 months turning a night light on and putting some toys in with my son really helped him to sleep. He sleeps in his playpen next to our bed until about 5-6am and then comes in bed with us. It's been working really well - hope you guys find something that works for you!
Yes he has a nightlight & a couple soft toys.
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Re: Any tips *that work* for getting DC to sleep alone?

Ugh, my 2 year old still hasn't figured it out! At least I finally nightweaned her.

I do remember that 12 months was a tough time for her. I think she was teething and she would sleep until about midnight and then be up til about 3 just tossing and turning. YUCK!

I'm sorry.
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Re: Any tips *that work* for getting DC to sleep alone?

Wow- he does know how to stick it out! I was so worried about letting my ds cry when I decided I needed him to sleep through the night. Then when he finally slept (most of the night) I kept thinking I should have done it sooner. I wanted to tell everyone how great it was.

A friend actually told me about it. She did it with her son when he was around 10 months. He was tougher than my ds (took a couple of weeks and had setbacks now and then after that) but not as tough as yours!!

I'm sorry it is so hard. When my ds gets teeth he has a harder time with everything. Maybe he's getting molars.
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Hon,
I'm sorry you're dealing with this tough situation right now! I've BTDT w/DS aswell.
Besides teething (which DS was pretty much ever since he turned 4 mo.) and the time when he learned to crawl or walk I realized that strangely enough DS really wouldn't sleep well when his nap(s) were crappy during the day! So basically the less sleep he got during the day (~12 mo. it was still 2 naps for 1.5hr each) the less well he'd sleep at night.
Did your DS switch his nap times, either amount of naps or time?

Also, this might sound crazy, but DD for ex. was very sensitive to full moon and wouldn't sleep well at all, no matter what!..

I hope it'll pass soon for you guys and you both get some good night's rest!!!
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Hon,
I'm sorry you're dealing with this tough situation right now! I've BTDT w/DS aswell.
Besides teething (which DS was pretty much ever since he turned 4 mo.) and the time when he learned to crawl or walk I realized that strangely enough DS really wouldn't sleep well when his nap(s) were crappy during the day! So basically the less sleep he got during the day (~12 mo. it was still 2 naps for 1.5hr each) the less well he'd sleep at night.
Did your DS switch his nap times, either amount of naps or time?

Also, this might sound crazy, but DD for ex. was very sensitive to full moon and wouldn't sleep well at all, no matter what!..

I hope it'll pass soon for you guys and you both get some good night's rest!!!
He still naps, although not very well. Usually around twice a day for an hour at a time.
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