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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Cribs

We have put Gracie's bed back into a crib. For those of you who don't know, I was still rocking Gracie to sleep (Our babies are only going to want to cuddle for a short time, before they think they don't need us.) and would of continued to do so if she would cooperate, but she doesn't. So, last night I put the front rail back on her bed and put her to bed. She cried and threw a pretty good fit. After 10 minutes I went in and calmed her down for a few minutes and then said to lay down like a big girl and try to go to sleep. This time she cried, but only for a couple of minutes then would be quiet for a few minutes and she did this about 10 more minutes. After she was quiet for a couple of minutes, I went in and held her hand. She was asleep after just a minute. I plan on sticking with this plan and when she goes to sleep without the fit, I will switch her bed back.

2 comments:

  1. I know firsthand how tough it is to hear them cry, but it gets easier! Some nights we still deal with the fits at bedtime (mostly when Andy is gone at work) but 90% of the time, she lays right down and goes to sleep. I am crossing my fingers and praying that she keeps it up when we eventually move her to a toddler bed. : )

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  2. Sounds like a good plan. I hope it gets better every night! I am with you...I am willing to put them to sleep or hold them as long as that works. But when it stops doing the trick, it is such a huge relief to be able to put them to bed and know that they will stay there and rest well. Good luck!

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