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March 24, 2014 3:02 AM Subscribe
Calling all parents of metafilter! You once had a baby who didn't sleep well. Let's say this baby was six months old. We will call this point A. Now you have an older toddler or a child who sleeps through the night in her own bed. Let's call this point B. How did you get from point A to point B?
posted by lollymccatburglar to Human Relations (35 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Baby McCatburglar, at 8 months old, is not a good sleeper. Or, at least, he's an OK sleeper if we put him down for naps and bedtime in our bed, and if I nurse him to sleep. Although I like cosleeping, I don't want to cosleep forever, and I'm getting pretty tired of being the only one who can put him down. He also won't sleep for more than three or four hours at a stretch. Clearly we are still at point A.
However, there is so much information out there about babies and sleep, as I am sure you all know, that trying to figure out what route to take is is confusing and frustrating. Do we Ferberize? Do we listen to the Sleep Lady? Do we not do anything, and assume that we will be at point B by the time he leaves for college?
I'm not looking for advice for my own particular situation. I want to know what worked for your family and how you decided to go that particular route. Give me the whens, the wheres, the whys, the hows, the nitty gritty details. All answers welcome.