by Rumour Miller on January 23, 2007

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Crying. It. Out.

When people tell you that “you just have to let your baby cry it out, honey.” What they really mean is that the whole damn family cries it out. We tried it, uh, twice. We both caved like a house of cards both times. We will never do it again. It isn’t for us.

Piper’s sleeping habits are entirely our fault and we were okay with them. That is until now. Right around the time we went to Nova Scotia for 2 weeks and then we moved the week after we returned, Piper started to make an appearance in our bed during the night. Prior to this, her appearance in our bed was never earlier than 3:00 am. It became the way that our family slept. It was nice to have our time after she went to bed until she came to bed with us. This just kept getting earlier and earlier…. she would sometimes go to bed and wake before 10:00 pm.

While I was at my parents’ home, Piper was terrible to sleep with. She was crawling all over me and “loving on me”. Which is really awesome BUT NOT while I am trying to sleep. So this brings us to “the no-cry sleep solution”. I am going to miss her in between us but I am so looking forward to taking back my bed.

We bought a couple of books yesterday (the Ferber one, although interesting, is not for us) and started reading them. We haven’t even had a chance to finish the books and this is what last night was for us…..

5:30 finish supper
6:00 Piper has finished her bath, and is in her jammies and we are snuggling in the rocking chair in her room
6:30 She is sleeping in her crib.
8:50 Piper stirs in her crib from coughing. I go and rub her back, she stays sleeping but as I leave she wakes to cry. I change her diaper and have a quick snuggle in the rocking chair.
9:10 Piper is sleeping again, in her crib.

3:10 a.m Piper wakes and comes to our bed.
7:15 Piper starts to stir, so I get her up.

That was a GOOD night. So we are on our way to getting Piper in her crib for the entire night. It’s time.

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Piccinigirl January 23, 2007 at 12:09 pm

Oh wow, CIO has got to be hard. I can’t imagine. I do hope she gets used to her own bed, because as wonderful as sleeping with mom and dad is…sometimes you just need your own space/crib!

good luck!

SmarshyBoy January 23, 2007 at 3:11 pm

I’ve made alot of mistakes as a Dad, but I think one of the things we did right was that we put Buggins in her crib, in her own room, at 6 wks old and we never looked back. It helps that she’s a great sleeper and that she digs being by herself. But to this day, more than 2 years later, I can tell you that Buggins has never, EVER slept in our bed with us. We bring her in in the mornings sometimes to drink her juice and watch TV, but that’s it. Ferber is tough, but it really works. We had a hard time at first, but we are so happy now that we did it.

Good luck!

Lora January 23, 2007 at 4:49 pm

Yeah, CIO sucks! Lily would come sleep with us too if she woke up in the middle of the night (okay, for the first 7 months or so, she fell asleep in my bed and stayed there all night).

But, she’s a headbutter and finally I banished her to her own crib. Now that I’m staying at home, its gotten easier bc she naps in there too. She knows when she heads in there, its bedtime.

For the people that tell you she’ll be sleeping in your bed when she’s 14 if you don’t kick her out now — tell them to really think about how many teenagers they know who sleep with their parents.

Hope you get some sleep soon!

soralis January 24, 2007 at 9:36 am

Good luck with the crib at night. We were lucky and didn’t have that problem, with twins we really couldn’t bring them both into our bed so we were sticky about the cribs from the start. We will see what happens this time with only one though!! Good Luck

Mel January 24, 2007 at 6:47 pm

We did the crying it out with my son, my daughter never had any issues. The first night was AWFUL, he screamed for hours but after that one night he settled in. He is 18 now and very quiet LOL

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