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to move my 9mth old babies cot into the bathroom during sleep training

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elcap Mon 24-Sep-12 17:10:51

I have just started back at work, and my 9mnth old is still not sleeping through. We have started controlled crying but it wakes her sister in the adjoining room.

I am getting a bit desperate. AIBU to move her into the bathroom for a few nights while we go through the controlled crying journey (battle...)

My husband seems to think its child cruelty.... I just think its practical solution for everyone to get more sleep in the long run.

TidyGOLDDancer Mon 24-Sep-12 17:14:05

How cold is it?

Redknickerswillstoptrains Mon 24-Sep-12 17:14:13

Would you want to sleep in a bathroom,I don't think I would.

elcap Mon 24-Sep-12 17:15:54

Its not cold. We have heating in there I can put on. Its not ideal but having the entire house awake at 3am isn't either.

LilyCocoplatt Mon 24-Sep-12 17:15:56

I wouldn't, don't think the damp of a bathroom would be good for her chest.

usualsuspect3 Mon 24-Sep-12 17:16:45

I wouldn't imagine a bathroom would be a nice place to sleep in.

kinkyfuckery Mon 24-Sep-12 17:17:56

What a strange idea! If controlled crying doesn't work for your household set up, try something different.

Or put her in the garden?

Floralnomad Mon 24-Sep-12 17:19:05

Give it a few nights and your other DD will get used to it . I don't think you should put her in the bathroom.

GOLDdebka Mon 24-Sep-12 17:19:23

My children have both slept in the bathroom from time to time. Also the lobby. I don't think YABU.

GreenPetal94 Mon 24-Sep-12 17:20:11

Seems like a good practical solution to me. Until you need a bath of course.

If he is going to wake your daughter then its a good idea.

charlottehere Mon 24-Sep-12 17:20:35

Yes just bung her in the bath, she'll be fine. wink

roundtable Mon 24-Sep-12 17:21:25

No, no, no! Think of the poo spores.


JellyMould Mon 24-Sep-12 17:22:49

Seems logical to me.

PartialToACupOfMilo Mon 24-Sep-12 17:24:21

Won't she be woken up by people going to the loo in the night?

elcap Mon 24-Sep-12 17:26:07

@ roundtable the loo seat will be down so no poo spores!

SixFeetUnder Mon 24-Sep-12 17:38:09

Have you ever sung in the shower? Surely the acoustics in a bathroom mean her crying is going to wake the street never mind the household!

Weasleyismyking Mon 24-Sep-12 17:41:11

The noise in a tiled room will be so much worse than any other in the house. My DS sounded so loud when i first put him in his bedroom which has metal blinds, wooden floor and painted walls (instead of wallpaper).

Weasleyismyking Mon 24-Sep-12 17:42:00

cross post with SixFeetUnder!

GoldShip Mon 24-Sep-12 19:25:39


RubyFakeNails Mon 24-Sep-12 19:30:13

YANBU when dd1 and ds were younger the bathroom was the only other room so I did something similar. It was also their playroom and naughty spot at times.

Their chests are and were fine.

MrsLionHeart Mon 24-Sep-12 19:39:51

You must have a huge bathroom! Mine would never fit a cot. For hygiene purposes I would not put her in the bathroom.

Can you perhaps adjust bedtime so the crying takes place when your older child is in deep sleep mode?

PicklesThePottyMouthedParrot Mon 24-Sep-12 19:41:31

I'd be scared of poo particles. sad

And I think the acoustics might be a point too..

horsebiscuit Mon 24-Sep-12 19:43:04

Are there other options? At the moment I am sleeping in the front room while DD2 sleeps (or not) in my bedroom, while I do sleep training. Again, so as not to wake DD1.
It's not working BTW!!!

larks35 Mon 24-Sep-12 19:47:22

Wouldn't it just confuse her? Waking up in a strange room is likely to bring on more crying. Also, when you move her back to her bedroom that'll be different again. I wouldn't do it myself but then our bathroom is the coldest and most echo-y room in the house so it really wouldn't work for me.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Mon 24-Sep-12 19:51:58

Could your other dc sleep in with you for a few days ?

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