Sleep Train 10 month old with 3 year old next door??

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Registered: 04-12-2012
Sleep Train 10 month old with 3 year old next door??
Thu, 04-12-2012 - 6:53am

We sleep trained our 3year old when she was 13 months and thank god we did. Our 10 month old used to be a good sleeper and has turned into a horror of late. She has no idea how to put herself to sleep. We want to sleep train her as well, but she sleeps right next door to our 3 year old and we don't want our 3 year old to be disturbed. We used CIO with our 3 year old.

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Hello and welcome to the Sleep Training topic!

That's a tough one! Do you plan to allow your 10 month old to CIO? Do you anticipate that it will be a bit of a battle?

I can think of two possible things you could do. The first is to put your 10 month old down first, with the hopes that she will be asleep by time your 3 yr old goes to bed. You may have to keep your 3 yr old up a bit later at first, but hopefully that won't last long

The second thing I can think of is to add some kind of white noise to your 3 yr olds room to drown out the noise of her sister next door. I'm not sure if you want to go that route, but it is an option. My 3 yr old sleeps with a white noise machine and it really helps him sleep (with two very noisy older brothers in the house!).

Best of luck to you and please keep us posted on how things are going!

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