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#1 of 3 Old 10-18-2013, 05:43 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I am so lost. My 4 yo DD and 20 mo DS wake up almost immediately if I get up from the bed after they have fallen asleep, at nap and night. I am practically a single mom and I have gone back to school. I can not get my school work done because I can't get back up. Also, my 4 yo won't/doesn't go to bed until I do, therefore in order for her to get a decent nights sleep, I have to go to bed early. What can I do? How can I possibly begin to move them to their own beds/cribs? I need someone to hold my hand through this for daily questions. PLEASE.
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What if you tell them to rest for a few minutes and you'll come back and check? Will they doze back off?  I used to tell my almost sleeping son I was going to the bathroom, if he didn't fall asleep I'd go back in but he'd usually be asleep right away so I didn't have to.

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Do you have a white noise machine?  I sneak out after nursing dd to sleep and I really think the sound machine helps me leave unnoticed.  I have also noticed that if I leave my pillow near her and she reaches out for me and feels the pillow she drifts back to sleep (I watch her on her baby cam).  Good luck!

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