Sleep Arrangements

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Heatherbella's picture
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Sleep Arrangements

Who else still has baby in their room? We have M in a crib in our room because he outgrew the bassinet. Anyways, he's still up a lot in the night and sometimes I think it's gas or something waking him. This morning he was fussy around 6am and I didn't get him...and he went back to sleep. When I get him up and nurse him sometimes after he has just eaten an hour prior he seems to nurse for a minute and go back to sleep in our bed right away....like he wasn't hungry, but just needed comfort. Thoughts?

I'm wondering if hubby should try snuggling him sometimes if he has eaten recently instead of feeding him. Some nights he's up 4-5 times...and it sucks. I'm so glad I don't have to work.

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Still in our room, still in our bed. We have a bassinet in there but rarely use it. He was in there last night from about 8:30 pm to 1 am, or whenever it was that he ate next. He only ate 2 times last night which was a huge improvement!

When we move next month, we're going to be putting the crib in another room, which eventually he will sleep in. Usually around 6 months I start wanting them out of my bed and room. Right now his big brother is still in the crib. When we move he'll start using a bed.

I find they often do just want comfort during the night sometimes. Let DH give it a try!

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We had S in our room till this week. With all the struggles and how much she was up in the night, I needed to try something with her so I moved her to her room and crib.

It has worked wonders! I put Reed to bed, then give her a bath, sometime a massage when I can find the freaking lotion (total seperate frustration! I think our 4 year old has hidden it), and then a bottle of EBM or nursing. Let her play for a little and then cuddle with her till she gets sleepy.

She usually fusses once or twice, but then is out for at least 5 hours and some nights its been 6-8!! If she cries out in the night I give her 3 minutes before I go up and get her. 1/2 the time she falls back to sleep Smile

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"sandraleigh" wrote:

I find they often do just want comfort during the night sometimes. Let DH give it a try!

I agree with this. I found out a month or so ago she didnt really want to eat when waking up, just wanted to cuddle.

When she wakes up in the morning aroun 4-5 ish, we nurse and then she cuddles right back down to sleep. Wink

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In our room. Technically in a bed beside mine, but he loves to sleep in my arms. He will wake up and nurse back to sleep on me. Then I fall asleep and forget to put him down. He will actually sleep longer without fussing out of my arms (easier to put himself back to sleep when he's a bit more free to move around). If I remember to put him down it works a bit better. But in the final stretch of the night (he's sometimes awake for an hour which is brutal) I let him sleep on me since I'm so desperate for him not to wake up. DH sometimes takes him when I'm at my wits end, but he can't sleep on him, and he falls asleep much easier on me then anyone else.

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Baby girl is still sleeping with me. I have a cosleeper by the bed and she sleeps in it when I first put her down, before I've gone to sleep. But that first time she wakes up after I've gone to sleep I bring her into bed with me and immediately fall asleep nursing her. Then she stays with me the rest of the night. Lately it seems she starts squirming every 2 to 3 hours and I just roll over and pop her on the other side. I think she would sleep much better in her own space but just don't have anywhere else to put her yet. There is a bunk bed at IKEA I want b/c it is the perfect size for the boys room since there isn't a lot of space in there. But I need to make a trip to Atlanta to get it and haven't been able to do that yet. I'm going to try to plan that in the next few weeks and once I get the boys set up I can move her out of the master bedroom.

Heatherbella's picture
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This is our bedroom. M is in 'stumbling distance' of my side of the bed. Blum 3

We don't have a room for M so the plan is to put him in with DD at some point...but he's currently waking a LOT at night so I'm not sure that's a good idea. Plus she wants to climb in the crib all the time. She's good with him but I don't have that level of trust yet.

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He is in his own room, and has been for about 2 months now. Lately he has been waking more than he was. If I go in there he thinks he has to eat! There are times I let him cry, he normally won't cry over 5 minutes before he is asleep. It seems to work because he has been sleeping better at night now.

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"Heatherbella" wrote:

This is our bedroom. M is in 'stumbling distance' of my side of the bed. Blum 3

We don't have a room for M so the plan is to put him in with DD at some point...but he's currently waking a LOT at night so I'm not sure that's a good idea. Plus she wants to climb in the crib all the time. She's good with him but I don't have that level of trust yet.

Thats how we were with DS until he was 8 months old. (ACtually his crib side was butted up to the bed) When he got older, he would push down the bumper to see us, lol! We lived a studio apartment so they weren't a lot of space options Smile

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"elleon17" wrote:

Thats how we were with DS until he was 8 months old. (ACtually his crib side was butted up to the bed) When he got older, he would push down the bumper to see us, lol! We lived a studio apartment so they weren't a lot of space options Smile

Our house is like 2,700 sq ft!!! Buuuuut, we only have three bedrooms and they're all full. DD has one, DSD has the other and then M and the parents share the third. So much living space, not much sleeping space. Sad

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"Heatherbella" wrote:

Our house is like 2,700 sq ft!!! Buuuuut, we only have three bedrooms and they're all full. DD has one, DSD has the other and then M and the parents share the third. So much living space, not much sleeping space. Sad

That's funny! that's a big house Smile

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You are all troopers or at least heavier sleepers than me!! I moved Hudson into his own room at 2 weeks. Not to say he doesn't end up in out bed still on occasion but only maybe once a week at this point. When we've been on vacation and had him in our room, I swear I get up a ton more times with him. I think he works out most of his own wakings in his room before he's loud enough for me to hear him on the monitor.

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