To be honest with you… I think that picture right there was the first, last, and only time she has ever slept in her crib since we brought her home from the hospital too!
She just doesn’t enjoy sleeping in there, or in the co-sleeper we have. So much so that we actually took the co-sleeper down and packed it away in her closet… maybe we can try again with it in a couple months? At least I hope! I love that thing!
I refuse to put her in her room alone yet, mainly because of the SIDS risks, and her simply being way to young to be alone at this age, especially for the night.
So where does that leave us? Well she loves being in our bed, but I don’t let her snuggle until my husband is up, and out of the bed for the day. He is such a deep sleeper, that it simply is not safe, and not a risk I would take. Nor am I going to kick him out of the bed…
So our options have become a plethora of baby gear that can be transported into the bedroom at bedtime. Bouncer, MamaRoo, and swing. It really comes down to whatever her flavor of the evening is. But I feel like my bedroom looks like a display at Babies R Us now!
I know I can’t be the only parent out there who is struggling with something like this. I am so worried about having her sleep in these contraptions for an extended period of time. But when it comes to actually getting everyone to sleep in our house, where ever she wants to sleep, I just cant object or no one is going to sleep for the night.
What are some of the tricks you have used for getting your little one to sleep?