Posted by Nicole K on August 27, 2003 at 21:01:18:
In Reply to: Baby sleeps in our bed posted by Kristina on August 27, 2003 at 20:42:58:
: Can anyone give me any suggestions on how to get my 17 mo. old to sleep in his room?? I'm Having much trouble getting him to bed,sleeps with us every night. Dad is on the couch and baby and mom sleep in bed or mom on couch and dad and baby on couch everynight for about 8 months now. Really bad for his dad and I!!!! Please help!!
My son slept with us in the bed for the first 3 mos of his life and I thought that was tough.
The only thing I can suggest is that you do it gradually because he is so used to it after 8 mos.
You could start off sleeping in his room with him, maybe on a cot if you have one and put him in his crib/bed. Everyday you could move your bed further away from his until you are out of his room. This way, he will feel more comfortable knowing you haven't abandoned him if you just go "cold turkey".