The No-Sleep Cry Solution
March 9, 2013 7:38 PM Subscribe
Is there any way I can get my 8-month-old baby to sleep well when we visit his grandparents? Or what are some reasonable expectations for the visit? At home, over the last few months, we've transitioned from all-night wake-and-whine marathons to REAL SLEEP by letting the kid cry it out. Please don't judge; I already beat myself up over it. Sleep training is still better than a mom mostly dead from sleep deprivation.
But tomorrow we leave for the grandparents' house for a 4-day visit, and I have no idea what we're going to do for sleep.
posted by bluebelle to health & fitness (16 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Our last visit was a week after we started sleep training. Babybelle was sleeping well at home, so I tried repeating his routine at Grandma's house but he woke up scared a few times, Grandma got upset at his howling, and baby ended up in bed with me. When we got back home, it took a week of rough nights to get him back on track.
What should I do this time? The co-sleeping is more like no-sleeping for us, quite frankly. I am a terrible sleeper and wake him with my panic attacks, and he wants to nurse and party all night if he's in bed with me.
I'd really really like him to sleep in his crib at my parents' place because then I could visit more often. My parents are OK with a bit of crying but not a ton, especially in the middle of the night. Any ideas? Or do I just suck it up and then sleep train him again when we get home? Is it even reasonable to expect an 8-month-old to be able to sleep well in a different place?