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I keep trying and trying to get Adriana into her crib at night, even for a little bit, so dh and I can have 'adult time'... but she screams hysterically when we even get close to it. (And can wake up from a dead sleep to scream!)<br><br>
I love having her sleep with us, but every time we try to do something, she wakes up. Since we have 3 other kids, the only place we can do it is our room. (There isn't enough floor room for us to use the floor either)<br><br>
I want to get her in the crib until she wakes up to nurse at night, then back with us.<br><br>
Any ideas? PLEASE???
 

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I second the floor. I would nurse her down on a sheepskin, then get up and hop on he bed for some "DH time"...<br><br>
I know it must be so frustrating, and this probably isn't going to make you feel much better, but honestly it goes by soooo fast: I promise it won't last forever! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Do you have a twin bed some where that you could put one of the extended bed rails on? This is what worked for us with Anna. You can get the long ones at <a href="http://www.onestepahead.com" target="_blank">www.onestepahead.com</a><br>
They are almost as long as a twin bed. Then you could lay down, nurse and do the ever so famous "Mommy Stealth Sneak Out"<br>
Good Luck<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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We had to make the crib less threatening by putting ds in it only at playtime with Mama playing peekaboo over the side tossing stuffed animals in and out... Then when he didn't freak out at the sight of it I'd play peekaboo around the door to the room, gradually lengthening it to where I could run to the bathroom. Once he saw the crib space as fun and his and had good moments associated with it, not just crying alone, he switched over much easier.
 

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Ocean Wonder's Aquarium. It's made by Fisher Price , it was a gift ( I NEVER would have bought it!!!), it's big and plastic and ugly, but DS LOVES, LOVES, LOVES it!!! It's been a Godsend, I am embarrassed to say. This is how we got him to go to sleep on his own in his crib! That is, until he wakes up at 3 or 4 and comes into bed with us, of course <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">. We just put it on to the 'crashing waves' sound and tiptoe out as he was mesmerized.It has lights and fish and plays music and bubbles...<br><br><br>
I hope I don't get flamed for admitting to owning this... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Oh my! Pumpkinhead, I CANNOT believe you put your child in a crib with a technology gadget from FISHER PRICE! Flames, flames, flames.....<br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">If it would have worked for my child, I think I would have done it, too</span>
 

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Thanks candiland. I'm glad you're not scandalized and I feel a bit better about my 'dirty little secret'. *L*<br><br>
Whatever works right?
 

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You got that right!<br><br>
I wish i would have known about that. in fact, my 5 yr old loves fish and sharks, so i am off to Target to look for one. maybe he'll stay in his room more. He is 5 now, and he is not nursing, and i am tired, and sick of having a sore nck from sleeping in some contorted position to accomodate him sleeping long ways across the bed. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">:<br><br>
That said i would try either the side car suggestion or putting her to sleep on the floor. How many times have i had sex on the floor or in the closet? too many times to count. and sex is too important in my relationship and to me personally to wait or put off.
 
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