It's Time For Six To Bed In His Own Bed
Six has been sleeping in our bed for about a year. Now it's time for him to sleep on his own. When we first moved into our home. Six was sleeping in the bed with us for the first two weeks, then we ended up putting him in his crib at night, and he slept the entire night. This was amazing. Every night I would give him a bath, his last bottle, and frank would wrap him tightly in his blanket, and he would be sound to sleep. He slept in his cribs for months, until one week he just wouldn't sleep the whole night through, and we had to wake up in the middle of the night. I don't know what changed, but I started having him sleep in our bed so he could sleep the night through. That was the biggest mistake we made because he has been in our bed ever since.
He is now 18 months old, and we are trying to get him to go back to his own bed. We have been talking about this for months, and every time we talk about it, it never happens. Frank would say he's going to put Six's bed in our room to make the transition easier for him and us. It has taken months, but Frank has finally put Six's bed in our room. The first day was actually good, he slept in the bed most of the night and woke up around 3:00am to get in our bed. The next night we tried the same thing after he fell asleep, but nope did not work. He was sleep and as soon as we laid him in his own bed, he would not go back to sleep. He cried and cried; we were just in the big bed next to him. I came over and laid down with him until he fell back to sleep and once he went back, I got up. That didn't work, he woke up and started crying again. Then Frank sat next to his bed while he went back to sleep and as soon as Frank got up, Six woke up again and started crying. Frank laughed and I was over the crying. I tried to hang in there and let Six cries himself to sleep, but that wasn't happening. I gave in and let him come back in the bed with us, and he fell right to sleep. Frank laughed again and said I told you, you have to stay strong and just deal with the crying until he gets used to sleeping in his own bed.
Frank has been putting Six in his bed in the afternoons during his nap time to help him get used to sleeping in his own bed. It will take some time, but he will get used to sleeping in his own bed. He sleeps wild and is all over the bed, we need our space, plus we need some adult cuddling at night. I miss being able to lie next to Frank without a little person in the middle of us. If any mothers out there have any advice, please let me know, I much appreciate it. Thank you in advance. I will keep you all posted on our progress. Until Next Time!!
Talk To You Soon!!