Since Jude was born we’ve been a co-sleeping/bed-sharing family. It has it’s pros and cons. The Pros being easy night nursing and cuddles. Cons being Jude is a bed hog.
Jude has a crib in the other room which is technically, “his room”, but he’s never slept there. He generally takes his naps in our bed and sleeps in our bed and occasionally moved to the play yard in the corner of our room. Well as of recently he really dislikes the play yard… I think he’s a bit of a bed snob after sleeping in our comfy bed for so long. While he likes sleeping in our bed sometimes he has trouble falling asleep while we are next to him. He gets excited when he see us and then fussy because he’s tired but wants to play.
So today for his afternoon nap I decided to test out his crib. He was pretty sleepy and we got a new diaper on, nursed and I laid him down in the bed. He looked up at me as I told him I loved him and I step out of site. He just laid there for a bit staring at the colorful dots on his bedding and over his crib. Within a few minutes he was sound asleep… no fuss. He slept for two hours and when he awoke I found him happy in his bed playing with his feet and singing his baby songs.
Tonight I decided to see if he wanted to sleep in his crib again. We got ready for bed as usual and I laid him down and again, no fuss just movement as he got comfortable. We’ll see how things go tonight and I’ll let you know in the morning.
I’m not a proponent of the Cry It Out method which is why I’ve been hesitant to move him to his own room but so far he seems to like his new space. Joe has already mentioned he’s a little sad to see Jude move to his own room as family cuddles are nice. But I don’t think we’ve seen the end of cuddles just yet!