Ready to Begin Your Sleep Journey?   Yes! Show Me How
Ready to Begin Your Sleep Journey?   Yes! Show Me How
Ready to Begin Your Sleep Journey?   Yes! Show Me How

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  1. Ali says

    Thanks @Janelle,
    I read over the info you sent and wondering what to do, if he falls asleep in arms and as soon as he is trabsferref to his bed, wakes up and starts crying. What’s the best thing to do: leave him there indefinitely, or pick him back up (and goes back to sleep in arms)? Caretakers endd up picking him back up and he falls back to sleep and I have not been able to break this bad habit

    • Nicole Johnson says

      @Ali Changing sleep habits and establishing sleep habits can be challenging and so worth it! Choosing how you sleep train is a personal choice. You may be interested in learning about different strategies and then giving one a try. Choosing one that all caretakers can be on board with would be helpful. Our DIY resources could prove helpful to you. You can learn more about those here: . Hang in there and good luck!

  2. Ali says

    I have a 10month okd that ONLY naps when held in someone’s arms and now that I am back to work, this has continued with the caretakers and no one has been able to break it! He can be aoubd asleep in someones’s arms but once he is laid in his bed, he cries bloody murder for a long time until someone rescues him. We have tried laying next to him on his crib, put lullabies music, stroke his back and “laying awake” has never worked. He is just very upset as soon as he gets near his crib.
    No idea what else to do!!!

  3. Kathleen says

    My son is about 15 months now, but I’m still putting him in his swing for naps (he is obviously big for it, but is still comfortable). Our problem is this, we moved in with my dad while moving between states, so we only have two rooms to work with. Our days inside are mostly spent in my room where his pack n play is set up, so for naps he’s in my daughter’s room in his swing. I’d like to get him use to napping in his pack n play but I can’t put him(and his pnp) in her room because they sleep different schedules, and putting him down for naps in my room cuts us off from getting work done and entertainment. December is the end date for his swing, as I start working outside the house. I guess I’m just looking for tips and an idea of how much trouble I’m in for.

    • Emily DeJeu says

      @ Kathleen – how long until your move is complete? Normally, we’d recommend waiting to sleep coach until you’re are in the home in which you’ll be long-term; it’s usually best not to work on sleep training when you’re in a “temporary” circumstance like the one you describe. But will it work for you to wait until you’re moved?