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Old 01-21-2003, 04:57 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am not sure what to do about ds these days. He just turned one yesterday. We have a crib next to our bed and ds starts out the night in there since he goes to bed earlier than I do. He actually falls asleep in there by himself after nursing with no problem. At night though, he usually doesn't want to go back into the crib after his first waking or I am just too tired to deal with sitting up and nursing him (lazy ) so I just bring him into bed with us. This has not been a problem until recently. He can not seem to get comfy. He seems to need more room and tosses, turns, turns sideways, sits up in bed, fusses, lies back down. This can go on for hours (at least it seems that way). None of us are happy about the situation, including ds. What have you mamas with wiggly ones done? I've tried holding him and suggling up, which he used to love, but not anymore. I don't think it's teething. He did have an ear infection, but he was treated for that and seems fine otherwise.
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Hi there,

I am having the same problem as you-see post below. My dd squigles, squirms, slaps, kicks, tosses and crawls. It was becoming quite the circus in bed at all hours of the night. She was exhausted, I was exhausted, dh was getting exhausted. I was up nursing atleast every hour. Well, what we finally did was put her in the cosleeper. For the first time in about 8 months I got a solid 5 hours of sleep !! It made all the difference in the world and this morning I actually smiled, kissed my husband, and enjoyed playing iwth my dd. I don't know how tonight will pan out but atleast I have more energy to deal with it. Personally, I think that some people just need a little mroe space when they sleep. I know that I do.
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I do think that he needs more space and that is what is bothering him. A cosleeper might help, but I don't really want to shell out the cash for one when he is already a year old and won't be able to use it for very long. Maybe I will try to take one side off of his crib and see how that goes... Of course that might pose a problem for naps since he naps fine in the crib.:
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When my dd is like that I try two things: either bring her really close to me (lying on top of me!) or move her a foot away from me in the side-car (crib next to bed). Sometimes the extra distance helps her, sometimes the closeness does. More often than not, she wants the extra room, though.
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