How can I stop co-sleeping?

Q: My 8-month-old baby still sleeps with us. How can I stop co-sleeping?

A: Co-sleeping can be very comforting for a baby, but it's also a tough habit to break. Start making the change at bedtime. Put baby down awake in her crib instead of nursing her or holding her to fall asleep. When she wakes at night, you can bring her to your bed for the first week or two, but then start to comfort her in her own crib, without picking her up. She may resist and cry a ton at first, but once she gets better at falling back asleep on her own, you'll find that she'll naturally start sleeping through the night without you.

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  1. My baby never slept well (especially through the night) until I started using the website >>SleepBaby .org<< - that website has been by far one of the best things I've ever got my hands on to get him to fall asleep quickly. Best time is 45 seconds from awake to asleep! Can’t imagine life without it! I heard about it through a kindergarten teacher who uses it to put to sleep a group of 30 children. Check it out! >>SleepBaby .org<< - sorry, you can't post links here so you'll have to turn it into a normal link :) Best of luck to you and your family!



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