1 Thing I Struggle with as a Parent

One Thing I Struggle with as a Parent

I have spoken to several parents and I’ve heard that half co-sleep or room share and the other half has their baby sleep in their room. Ironically, I did an IG story poll and the results showed 50/50.

I’m so curious about baby sleeping habits right now because I’m currently transitioning my little from my room to hers. I would’ve never thought that this would be the hardest parenting task to date. 

From giving birth, I struggled with nursery sleeping. I always battled with my public health side because so much data tells us that co-sleeping is dangerous (below are some resources). My other side loves the advantages of co-sleeping (below are resources for that too). To help ease this battle, I would try to have her sleep in the pack-n-play next to me. Now that she’s grabbing at me and trying to bounce and jump in the middle of the night, it’s a great idea to have her sleep in the crib where she’s more secure. 

We started the process of having her in her room a few weeks ago. I was so surprised because the first 3 days, she rocked it! We would just lay her down and she would be asleep in 10 minutes. It all got worse though. She would notice no one in the room and shriek. We would rock her to sleep or sit in the room but she then got used to us coming to get her and eventually stopped falling asleep unless we were in the room. After several nights of me sitting in a chair more than sleeping, I brought her back with me. Sleep-deprived Anye is scary. It’s been about a week, and I’m ready to give it another go. Today marks day 1 *again but I need help from you all. If you have had a similar situation, how did you get through it? How long did it take? I’ve found that some articles suggested that it could take up to 3 weeks. What techniques did you use to get your baby to fall asleep? Right now I set up the humidifier, a sound machine, and sleep oils (lavender, eucalyptus) What are your baby’s bedtime routine?

  1. Safe Co-Sleeping Guidelines
  2. Myths and Truths about Co-Sleeping
  3. Is sleeping with your baby as dangerous as they say?
  4. Room sharing with your baby may help prevent SIDS—but it means everyone gets less sleep
  5. Why a New Study Says Young Babies Should Sleep in Their Own Rooms
  6. Safe Sleep Tips

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