His room is ready!

We are planning to slowly ‘phased’ my son to his own room during sleep time (day and night). I know this is not something popularly done in Malaysia at least, especially when the child is less than 2 years old. The reasons why we need to do this is because

1. We are expecting another child in 4 months.

2. Having 2 children in our ‘cosy’ bedroom will make it even ‘cosier’.

3. As a working couple we need as much uninterrupted sleep as possible. It would be harder with a ‘noisy’ sleeper (my son) and an infant in the same room.

I have about 4-5 books specifically written about child sleep (and yes, written by Westerners), so far, I successfully weaned off nursing at nights using strategies in the books when my son was 10 months and I must say it was not easy but it’s worth it! And yes, it can be done even when you are exclusively breastfeeding. Since then I have always this dream of having my 8 hours ‘uninterrupted sleep’ back, and umm.. and it has not happen yet. 😦 My favorite author on this topic is Tracy Hogg because she made a lot of sense to me although her techniques are nothing new.

Even though my son doesn’t require anything to get him back to sleep in the middle of the night, some nights he would cried out for a few seconds 2-3 times per night and get himself back to sleep. Needless to say since we are in the same room, I was awaken during those times too. Other nights he would stand in his cot and tried to get out once or twice during the night. When this happen I need to pat him back to sleep in his cot. If I just leave him, he would just let himself fall off the cot. He’s not that tall but boy can he climb! I still haven’t found out the reasons why he did this when I very well know that he can put himself back to sleep. So with this new ‘upcoming’ baby I’m planning to wean the baby from night time feeding as soon as possible.

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