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Old 09-05-2012, 11:11 AM   #1
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Crib sleeping

Is it really a big deal that A still sleeps in a crib (turns 3 end of Oct)? My (older) neighbor chewed me out yesterday saying I was "trying to keep him a baby" and "not letting him grow up". He loves his crib and doesn't climb out (he can just doesn't) and it's WAY easier for me to have him in a bed he will stay in. I slept in a crib until 3 and until about 5 (my choice) at my grandmothers LOL

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Old 09-05-2012, 11:27 AM   #2
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Its fine. Thea is the same age. She slept in our bed until sunny came. Then she moved onto a mattress on the floor next to our bed. Then she started to wander. (she has autism). So we put her in a crib in our room. She sleeps 13 hours a night, never wakes and we all sleep great.

Its just a bed with sides. You can keep him a baby by sleeping in a crib.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:32 AM   #3
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Have you asked A what he thinks? If he's happy in the crib, leave him, if not, move him. He's probably got his own opinion. Your neighbor has no idea what is best for your family- you and your family do! If your kids are happy and healthy, your doing a great job as a mom, regardless of what other meanies think.
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I think it's totally fine, and totally none of her business. I'm planning on switching DD to her toddler bed in a few weeks, but DS loved his crib, and slept in his toddler bed 'til he was almost 6. It's up to you & your kiddo.

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Re: Crib sleeping

Your neighbor is a busybody. If your kiddo is happy in the crib there's nothing wrong with it.
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Your neighbor is a busybody. If your kiddo is happy in the crib there's nothing wrong with it.
This. Even though we never used a crib in the traditional sense, I see no reason unless he's physically too large for the crib-which I highly doubt!
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Have you asked A what he thinks? If he's happy in the crib, leave him, if not, move him. He's probably got his own opinion. Your neighbor has no idea what is best for your family- you and your family do! If your kids are happy and healthy, your doing a great job as a mom, regardless of what other meanies think.
He loves his crib, we have shown him the picture of the toddler bed it converts to and asked if he wanted us to make his crib into that and he says "No"

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This. Even though we never used a crib in the traditional sense, I see no reason unless he's physically too large for the crib-which I highly doubt!
Yeah he is a tiny little thing, he could probably sleep in it until 5 if he wanted.
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I think if he's happy and not climbing out it's a non-issue.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:00 PM   #9
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My daughter stayed in her crib until she was over 3. I think it is better to stay in a crib until around 3.
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Re: Crib sleeping

I just bought a side rail for the mattress today for M.... and i bring it inside and DH goes "um do you really want to mess with him sleeping 13hrs straight by taking down the rails?!" So i thought about it for a second and decided it can wait for a bit still.

Honestly - i always had a baby to "fill" the crib so the older boys got "bumped" by default. I see nothing wrong with it. M likes it, and the ONLY reason i am going to convert his crib is because DH and I are going out of town for a weekend trip without kiddos and M will be sleeping in a bed at my sisters (he wont sleep in a port a crib - tried that at grandmas!) and i want him to be "used" to it when that happens and not just overly traumatize the kiddo.

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