My dd was sleeping in her cot right up until she turned 3 wks & then decided thats enough. I've spent the last 3 nights trying to get her to go back to sleep when she wakes up. The longest she stayed asleep was 30 min.
In order to maintain my sanity (after not sleeping for 3 nights), I took her to bed with me & she slept, effortlessly (I'm aware of SIDS risk but had no option. She refused to go in the co-sleeper. She's exclusively breastfed. Feeds every 3 hrs. Neither of us drink nor smoke).
I still want her to go back in her cot as she's taking day naps in our bed too.
Any tips on how to achieve this?
Should I just keep her in bed, hoping that as she gets bigger & she will go back to her cot. DH thinks this will work. I'm not so sure!
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08-10-2012 11:58 #1Member
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3 wk old who slept in cot now refusing to sleep in cot
08-10-2012 12:15 #2
I'm pro co-sleeping so I don't have any advice on getting her back into the cot but I just wanted to say that safe co sleeping is not a sids risk
08-10-2012 12:34 #3Senior Member
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There is nothing wrong with cosleeping if you do it properly.
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08-10-2012 13:12 #4
I am pro co-sleeping too. I have co-slept with dd (5 months) since day dot. I do it safely and ds (aged 5) is in with us too. It won't be forever and everyone gets sleep which is the most important thing
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09-10-2012 09:13 #5
i co slept with my DS from early on... he is now five and in his own bed and REFUSES to come into my bed now They all stop eventually but i honestly felt it was a huge help in bonding too. I had many friends look down on me and my response was always the same.. if he still wants a pat on the bottom and a cuddle in bed at 18 i would happily do it!
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09-10-2012 09:23 #6
Dont worry about it too much babies are temperamental, she might be going through a clingy phase. DD has now slept for periods of time in bed with me, basinette next to the bed, her cot, the couch, the bed without me... anywhere she'll actually sleep.
Your DD will be back in her cot soon, for now just do whatever works, it's not worth the sleeplessness.
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