(Closed) From crib to co-sleeping?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
9795 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Well I let mine sleep with me at that age only after she woke up (so she went down in her crib). I mean, I didn’t really have much choice she woke up 4-6x a night and it was the only way I could get any sleep. She did that until 5.5 mo so it sort of sucked but then she just went back to waking up 2x a night so after that she didn’t sleep with us as much (usually just after 3 or 4am when I would feed her and then put her back in her crib). She’s never really been one to sleep all night though (she did for about 2 months and that was it), even at 22mo she wakes up 1x.

To be honest, it is completely normal for babies to wake up at night. I’m not sure why everyone focuses on getting their babies to sleep through the night at 4 or 5 months old. It’s really not normal to sleep all night, most babies wake up just like all adults wake up during the night. Babies just aren’t as good at putting themselves back to sleep. Some babies are naturally better than others, and those people are just lucky.

I would just do what works best for you until it doesn’t, and then you figure it out out to fix it when it’s no longer working.  That seems to be how parenting works lol. I just couldn’t let my baby cry all night and I wanted to sleep so that’s what I did. Of course, mine was actually in our room (in her crib) until about 5 months so she was really keeping me awake which is why I let her sleep with me on and off.

I don’t think doing it at 4months caused any issue for me. Doing it after 15mo was more of an issue since she is old enough to ask lol.

Post # 3
4296 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

What about a co sleeper crib, where it only has three sides, and the fourth is against your bed?  That way they have their own space, but you can still easily reach them.  It was such a life saver for us!  

Post # 4
1148 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

We had our little guy in his own crib but in our room until he was almost 10 months but we were living with my in laws because we were renovating so didn’t have much choice but anyhoo…

The 4 month sleep regression SUCKED for us as well but actually passed after 2 weeks. I say try as best you can to put her back in her bed but if it doesn’t work then just do whatever works to get some sleep. Having baby sleep with you for a few nights or part of the night for a few weeks will not completely ruin all the work you have done. In my experience, don’t give up fully on what you want them to do though. Keep trying and one night she’ll sleep in her own room again.

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