Yay! I am finally over the tummy bug! Still haven't gotten my appetite back and am still crazy dehydrated but feeling mostly better! Today I wanted to ask for advice from my lovely mommy pals!
Jaxsen will be 1 year old in one week and is crazy spoiled and spends most of the night in our bed. We moved his crib to our room a month or so ago hoping to get him used to sleeping in it again and then be able to move him back to his room by his birthday. He is off formula and on milk now but still in a bottle. I have tried to get him to drink it out of a cup but haven't had much luck. Today I am seriously throwing away all the bottles and just gonna make it happen. I know with Cloee she actually started sleeping better once we finally took her bottle away.
|Yes they actually sleep like this most nights!|
Jax has to be rocked to sleep, which isn't too big of a deal for the first time but then he expects it every time he wakes up, which is generally 3 times a night if not 5. Once he falls asleep we put him in his bed and he generally wakes up within the hour. At that point we are asleep and tired and end up picking him up and putting him in our bed. If he is in our bed he seems to wake up less. If he is in his crib he wakes up more often, some times he goes back to sleep if you pick him up and rock him other times you have to give him a bottle with water or milk to get him back to sleep.
I am totally not into cry it out, especially since we have 2 other sleeping kidos and a small house. I really want to get him back into his crib and out of our bed and eventually back into his room. I'm just at a loss... Do I keep offering him drinks at night to soothe him? Do I keep rocking him every time he wakes up? I know he has to learn to soothe himself but I just don't know how to get him there!
We tried not picking him up and just patting his back and getting him back to sleep but that never works unless he is in our bed. If he is in the crib he is just not happy about it. He doesn't like being blocked off or confined at all. Which is probably why he doesn't like his crib very much.. ugh I just don't know what to do with him... I expected him to be grown out of this by now!
What have you done with your little ones? Do you have any suggestions, advice? Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!!! Thanks in advance!
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