Coping with sleep issues when you WOH?

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Coping with sleep issues when you WOH?
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Tue, 01-15-2008 - 10:43pm

I'll come out as a fortunate parent of a good sleeper.

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Thu, 01-17-2008 - 10:42am

It wasn't the majority of the time but the dc providers do try to accomidate infants whenever possible just like a family with multiple young children. It just isn't always possible when there is more than one--such as when my mom had 3 under a year old. Someone was going to have to wait and take turns.

Chris

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Thu, 01-17-2008 - 11:42am
You should ask my DH.
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Thu, 01-17-2008 - 11:50am
I was the opposite -- I didn't mind having Liza in bed with me but I wasn't breastfeeding her LOL.

 

Yes. We. Did.

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Thu, 01-17-2008 - 12:38pm

I think many children would prefer sleeping with their parents.

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Thu, 01-17-2008 - 1:04pm

So did I but Dylan had other ideas. And to avoid having CPS called on me for the 2nd time (and to get some sleep for me and the rest of the family), I gave into his need to co-sleep.

Chris

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Thu, 01-17-2008 - 1:10pm

I was glad we had moved out of our apartment by the time my oldest was having trouble sleeping at night.


Before I even got pregnant, I had heard stories from others about how hard the transition from co-sleeping to big-boy bed could be ~ like your account of Dylan's transition ~ that I believed if my kids ever had even 1 night of co-sleeping, they might never want to go back into their own rooms again.

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Thu, 01-17-2008 - 1:12pm
This is what I learned early with Liza -- that if I didn't fight her , if I let her sleep with me or cuddle with me she'd go for it for a few days then work herself out of it again.

 

Yes. We. Did.

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Thu, 01-17-2008 - 10:31pm

It took about a week when we moved Dylan from our bed to his own bed but still in our room when he was 2. It did help that the dog slept with him on the bed. (on a side note, Max, the dog in question, is almost 15 and feeling his age. I am so not looking forward to him being gone but we are preparing Dylan for the eventuality). Dylan was 4 when he got his own room which was a great age for that.

Chris

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Thu, 01-17-2008 - 10:39pm

Well this is my major concern at the moment! My 8 (almost 9) week old usually sleeps well now. "Well" means I have to be in bed at 8 p.m. and he sleeps from 8-2 / 2.30 am then is up to nurse, then back to sleep around 3 a.m. till around 5.30/6 a.m. So I get 5 hours uninterupted sleep; then another few hours. that's a really GOOD night. Bad night I get 2-3 hours uninterupted. He's a big eater:)


I'm back to work full time next month. We'll see how it goes.

With my twins -- I didnt go back till they were 14 months. And were GREAT sleepers by then. Almost always slept through the night from 7 months on.


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Thu, 01-17-2008 - 10:55pm

I just don't understand how people cope with that stage (which can last years when you have more than one child)