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post #21 of 33
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Thanks for the advice everyone. To those who were wondering, DD can now sleep 5-7 hours at a stretch on a good night, (usually the nights DH and I are, um, using, another bed ;) ) which is why I think she is just waking up from me. On the other hand, I firmly believe that babies should be sleeping with their mothers, so I haven't decided whether or not it's too early to put her in a pack in play. Any thoughts on that?

 

I've heard of the no-cry book, but never read, I'll have to check it out!

post #22 of 33

i also thought that at least my baby would be in the same room with me for at least a year. but the fact is that she slept better away from us. for me, getting her the healthiest sleep she could get was more important than my notion of closeness. others may put priority on the closeness factor, it's a personal thing, i guess.

but my bet would be that if she's sleeping great without you there while you're um...."away"...ahem...then it;s not too early.

post #23 of 33
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Thanks for the advice everyone. To those who were wondering, DD can now sleep 5-7 hours at a stretch on a good night, (usually the nights DH and I are, um, using, another bed ;) ) which is why I think she is just waking up from me. On the other hand, I firmly believe that babies should be sleeping with their mothers, so I haven't decided whether or not it's too early to put her in a pack in play. Any thoughts on that?

 

I've heard of the no-cry book, but never read, I'll have to check it out!

I am confused, so she sleeps really well in the PNP? If she does than of course there is nothing wrong with that. I thought you were having trouble getting her to sleep somewhere else OP. If she is good in the PNP go for it.
 

post #24 of 33
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Sorry, didn't realize that was confusing. She sleeps with me in my bed every night (DH and I have separate beds) and usually wakes up every 4 hours. On the nights I sleep in DH's bed ;-), she sleeps alone in my bed and only wakes up after 5-7 hours. That is why I am considering moving her into a PNP, so she can sleep longer. But I;m wondering if 6mos is too early for her to be sleeping alone, and also, how to painlessly make the transition.

Thanks.

post #25 of 33

She is likely hungry, I think it is still too soon. I am amazed though that she sleeps those long chunks without nursing. My son is 15 months and nurses very frequently, he only went that long one night when he was a newborn. I hope you find a good solution though that works for you and for baby.

post #26 of 33

Is the 4 hours too short of a block for you? There are plenty of night that I beg Cecilia to sleep for 4 hours straight... lol.gif
 

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Sorry, didn't realize that was confusing. She sleeps with me in my bed every night (DH and I have separate beds) and usually wakes up every 4 hours. On the nights I sleep in DH's bed ;-), she sleeps alone in my bed and only wakes up after 5-7 hours. That is why I am considering moving her into a PNP, so she can sleep longer. But I;m wondering if 6mos is too early for her to be sleeping alone, and also, how to painlessly make the transition.

Thanks.

 

 

post #27 of 33
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Sorry, didn't realize that was confusing. She sleeps with me in my bed every night (DH and I have separate beds) and usually wakes up every 4 hours. On the nights I sleep in DH's bed ;-), she sleeps alone in my bed and only wakes up after 5-7 hours. That is why I am considering moving her into a PNP, so she can sleep longer. But I;m wondering if 6mos is too early for her to be sleeping alone, and also, how to painlessly make the transition.

Thanks.



seems like she's already very comfortable with the situation if she sleeps better without you, no? 

sometimes it's just more painful for us! ;)

post #28 of 33
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tzs, I guess so. I'm sooo not ready mentally to take her out!!

post #29 of 33

Well, if you're not ready, and you're cool with nursing her every 4 hours, stick with it! smile.gif

post #30 of 33

I mean every 4hrs is what my DD does at 16 m/o. I really think benefits of co-sleeping out weigh the cons sometimes. It's not like either of you are suffering with the every 45 mins and no one is sleeping KWIM?

post #31 of 33

I haven't read all the replies yet. I noticed around the 3/4 month mark DD was not sleep as good anymore in our bed. She went from STTN (5 hours) to up every 30-90 minutes. And everytime she was waking up wasn't to eat. So we started by putting her in the pack n play in our room then when she would wake for her first feeding after us going to bed she would stay in bed with us. That worked for about 2 weeks before she was up all the time again. So I started putting her back into her pack n play and she was sleeping so much better. Still waking up to eat. I would bring her to bed feed her and wake up to put her back into her pack n play. Now she is in her own room and crib. We are up a lot at night most nights because of her pacifier. And then one feeding.

DD is just one who likes her space. 

post #32 of 33

No advice, our kiddo's are the same age and co-sleepers. My guy has been a big comfort nurser, so likes to stay latched on while sleeping.

 

My first was like that! I loved him nursing all night long! My little guy now only does that now and then.. and I  LOVE those nights!! But he sleeps snuggled in my arms and likes to hold hands, even in his sleep, so I can't complain -its just kinda weird to have him just asleep for all those hours! I don't think he nursed till like 5 or six this am, from the night before.

 

 Does your little one sleep in your arms? Mine all have, so they don't really wake up to nurse.. just fuss around to find it.. good luck, and remember we only get to cuddle them this small for such a short time, then they are like 11 and you treasure every moment you held them, and forget how tired you were! 

post #33 of 33
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tzs, I guess so. I'm sooo not ready mentally to take her out!!



ha ha! i'm just hoping that when i finally move my 16 m/o to a floor bed that i might finally be able to sneak in some cuddles!

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