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Old 05-31-2012, 07:14 PM   #1
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Having a hard time sleeping without DS

DH and I have been cosleeping with DS since he was born. He is now 10.5 months, and we want to have him sleeping in his crib by a year old. Last night was the first night we put him down in his crib in the nursery. We went to bed later, but I only made it an hour and was a nervous wreck, so I had to go get him and bring him in bed with is. So I guess I'm wondering if you have any advice on letting him sleep on his own? I have a sound monitor, but just got scared with silly things like, "what if he stops breathing?"

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Old 05-31-2012, 08:39 PM   #2
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Turn the sound up so you can hear his baby snores. I get that way too, flashes of what if. Take a deep breath, tell yourself it'll be ok, have DH talk you down. The more nights everyone wakes up fine the less nervous you get. I also always check on both kiddos before I go to bed to make sure they are ok, then I can go to bed knowing everything is fine.
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Re: Having a hard time sleeping without DS

I'll try to adjust the sensitivity on the monitor so I can hear his snores. All I can hear is the white noise maker in the background. Does it get easier each night? I was shocked at how hard it was for me to relax about it!
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It got easier for me after about the first 3 days or so... good luck!
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:46 PM   #5
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Re: Having a hard time sleeping without DS

Mine were much older when we transitioned to the crib, but I still had that trouble. I think a lot of it had to do with my not falling asleep while nursing - the hormone release and all. It took a few weeks before I was easily able to fall asleep with them in the crib.
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I still have trouble and mine are 10, 7, and 3.5 . When DH is gone we all sleep together!

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What about keeping the crib in your room for awhile to ease into it?
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:28 PM   #8
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I thought it was just me! DS is only 7 1/2 months so we are not putting him in his own room yet but just the thought stresses me out! Few weeks ago I laid him in his crib (in his sisters room) because he fell asleep while I ws getting her to sleep and my husband was like just leave him. You will hear him if he crystal... Well I left him but I didn't sleep a wink until he woke up and I brought him back to our room at like 12:30am! I just couldn't fall asleep! But maybe it has to do with being used to putting him to sleep while nursing. I beginning to think its as much a habit for me as it is for him
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I had DS in a bassinet in my room until he outgrew it at 2 months. For me, having a video monitor made the transition easier for me. I could turn it on any time and check that he was still breathing.
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Re: Having a hard time sleeping without DS

I don't think you ever completely outgrow it. I still check on my 13 year old daughter and almost 9 year old son in the middle of the night. When my husband is at work(night worker) I often sleep on the couch just to be nearer to the kids.
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