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    Quote Originally Posted by querie View Post
    I think when anyone adds their tips that they should put at the top of their comment what method they use. That way if someone puts CIO at the beginning then anyone that does not use that method can just skip to the next comment.

    all of that + this one sound good to me.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Emilys3Guppies View Post

    Also, can we have some rules?

    2. Some people are cool with straight up CIO, some are not. Let's respect each other's comfort zones and try to be helpful within them.
    This was not necessary Emily... No one here has ever forced their opinion on some else... it is no secret that CIO is not a favored method, but i cannot imagine anyone coming to this thread and being forceful about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlisrad View Post
    This was not necessary Emily... No one here has ever forced their opinion on some else... it is no secret that CIO is not a favored method, but i cannot imagine anyone coming to this thread and being forceful about it.
    i'm glad no one here forces their opinion on the matter...my mom and cousin do that enough on me...I want to smack them LOL.

    But, i think if we have that rule, it will quell lurkers from doing so...you know how that goes...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Leigh_Anne View Post
    i'm glad no one here forces their opinion on the matter...my mom and cousin do that enough on me...I want to smack them LOL.

    But, i think if we have that rule, it will quell lurkers from doing so...you know how that goes...
    Ok, I understand that! Perhaps I am feeling a bit one sided today! I apologize... its a spicy day on the board, lol...
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlisrad View Post
    Ok, I understand that! Perhaps I am feeling a bit one sided today! I apologize... its a spicy day on the board, lol...
    eh, i think we need some spice now & then!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Leigh_Anne View Post
    eh, i think we need some spice now & then!

    forward apologies to anyone who is gonna read what I wrote...
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlisrad View Post
    This was not necessary Emily... No one here has ever forced their opinion on some else... it is no secret that CIO is not a favored method, but i cannot imagine anyone coming to this thread and being forceful about it.
    Oh, I just meant that from my experience on all the birth boards I've been on it's inevitable that someone will say, "I can't CIO" and someone else will say, "Well, CIO is your only option". There are always options and we should try to work within that person's comfort zones. Likewise, if someone is cosleeping and wants to continue cosleeping we should respect that and not force the issue of seperate sleep. Or if someone likes their baby in a crib and doesn't want to cosleep, then we should respect that. That's all. I know we're all respectful but sometimes it's nice to have a few rules for the inevitable lurkers.

    Quote Originally Posted by sarahbeth_311
    Background: Dylan and Darcy's beds are in the same room. Later we will figure something out so that they have their own room but for now with the layout of our house they are sharing. Dylan sleeps on our couch in the living room. We have not forced the issue but I am ready to get him in his room. It could be several problems but in the living room he gets light from the bathroom and the tv is usually on (I think this is his white noise). And also he has one of those cribs that converts to a toddler bed, which is how it is now, and I don't know if I should just make him sleep in it or try to get him a regular twin bed. I will not put a tv in his room. And Darcy's crib will not fit in our bedroom.
    Personally, I would start with Darcy. Darcy, at 6 months old, will be more receptive to changes in sleep patterns than Dylan. Once you get Darcy settled, then move in on Dylan. LOL! Could you start small with Dylan? Move the toddler bed into the livingroom and get him to sleep in it without the TV on? Then he's got the comfort of the room he's used to but without the distraction of the TV. Then you can slowly move his bed down the hallway and into his room, a few feet at a time. LOL!

    My issue is with cosleeping. I've loved cosleeping and it's worked for us up until now. But, as a breastfeeding mom, I've noticed that Leo is waking MORE OFTEN to nurse in the night instead of spacing out his feedings. Instead of waking 3 times a night, like he did at 2 months, he is waking 8-10 times a night to nurse. I can nurse lying down, but the issue is that if he nursing I'm awake. I just can't sleep through it.

    Here's my plan: get him into his crib, which is next to my bed. Ideally I'd like him to spend most of the night in the crib, but I'm not opposed to him coming into my bed aorund 6am for some nursing/snuggles before we get up for the day. I guess, in an ideal world, we would continue to cosleep and actually GET sleep. But, my instinct tells me that he can smell the milk and he knows how readily available it is, and that's why he's waking so often. I hope that if it's more work for him to eat in the night (get out of bed, sit in a chair, ect) then he won't be so apt to do it. Does that sound reasonable or am I in dreamland? LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emilys3Guppies View Post
    Here's my plan: get him into his crib, which is next to my bed. Ideally I'd like him to spend most of the night in the crib, but I'm not opposed to him coming into my bed aorund 6am for some nursing/snuggles before we get up for the day. I guess, in an ideal world, we would continue to cosleep and actually GET sleep. But, my instinct tells me that he can smell the milk and he knows how readily available it is, and that's why he's waking so often. I hope that if it's more work for him to eat in the night (get out of bed, sit in a chair, ect) then he won't be so apt to do it. Does that sound reasonable or am I in dreamland? LOL!

    This is what we had to do. I had never intended to cosleep with Weston because I just don't sleep well with a kid in bed, but I was just so tired all the time that I would bring him into bed to nurse him and fall asleep the first time he woke. From there, the only time I'd wake up at night was when he stirred again, and I couldn't move him without nursing him back to sleep, I'd fall asleep again...vicious cycle! But he was getting up SO many times at night, that I was getting horrible sleep! So we ended up mostly cosleeping for the first 4 months. Then I started making sure I did not bring him to bed when he woke up, just sitting in a chair and he started sleeping longer and longer and waking less. Now he gets up once at night. Hope it works for you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emilys3Guppies View Post
    Personally, I would start with Darcy. Darcy, at 6 months old, will be more receptive to changes in sleep patterns than Dylan. Once you get Darcy settled, then move in on Dylan. LOL! Could you start small with Dylan? Move the toddler bed into the livingroom and get him to sleep in it without the TV on? Then he's got the comfort of the room he's used to but without the distraction of the TV. Then you can slowly move his bed down the hallway and into his room, a few feet at a time. LOL!
    I kinda figured she might be the easier of the two. If I can get her sleeping in her crib and sleeping all night then I could work on moving him in there. That way he will not be woken up by her if I were to do it the other way around. Does that make sense?

    As far as beginning with her I think my plan probably will be to nurse/rock her to sleep and then try putting her down in her crib and see how long I can get her to stay in her crib. I am hoping that it will be longer and longer each night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~HollyBear~ View Post
    This is what we had to do. I had never intended to cosleep with Weston because I just don't sleep well with a kid in bed, but I was just so tired all the time that I would bring him into bed to nurse him and fall asleep the first time he woke. From there, the only time I'd wake up at night was when he stirred again, and I couldn't move him without nursing him back to sleep, I'd fall asleep again...vicious cycle! But he was getting up SO many times at night, that I was getting horrible sleep! So we ended up mostly cosleeping for the first 4 months. Then I started making sure I did not bring him to bed when he woke up, just sitting in a chair and he started sleeping longer and longer and waking less. Now he gets up once at night. Hope it works for you!
    This is exactly what happened with us. I NEVER thought I would be a co-sleeper until it happened. And I am now ready for my bed back.
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