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Old 02-04-2011, 04:40 PM - Thread Starter
 
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DD is 10 months old, making slow progress towards putting herself to sleep and keeping herself there.  She's gone from being a bounce-to-sleep baby to a bottle-to-sleep baby to a bottle-then-rock-to-sleep baby and now if she's good and tired I can snuggle her in bed and she'll fall asleep with me singing and patting her back.  She still wakes quite a bit at night and needs me to help her back to sleep.  I don't really mind any of this, and I really enjoy sleeping with her.  What I DO mind is that DP has been sleeping in another room (on the floor for several months until we bought a couch...) for several months now because she sleept so much better alone with me (and there's no room for him in the bed).  I think if her sleep improved just a bit more we might be able to bring DP back to the bedroom, so I'm thinking about trying some of the sleep books again.  Months ago I looked at some of them, but DD was just too young for any of the advice to work.  At this point, I think she'd be receptive to some of the methods out there, but there are so many, and I don't have a lot of time to read up.  So, to make a long story short, I'm hoping some of you can help guide me by providing a short synopsis of books/techniques that have worked for you. 

 

Thanks in advance!

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Could you find another sleep arrangement?  We have a twin mattress pushed up against our bed and ds sleeps much better on his own sleep surface. With our first dc we had a futon mattress on the floor, where dc slept (and me when I fell asleep nursing).

 

I used the no cry sleep solution when I finally weaned ds 1 at 18 months. But I'm not really sure how well those methods would work with a 10 month old. My experience has been poor sleep around the ages of 10-18 months (approximate of course). Ds2 was a pretty good sleeper, but we've had some rough patches from around 8 months on. Seems to pertain to milestones, teething, colds, etc. You may find that whatever you try might work for a while but it may not mean the end of night waking forever.

 

I would seriously consider another sleep arrangement so you all can be more comfortable now.

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