Buster has always slept beside me from the day he was born, we tried numerous cots, cribs, hammocks etc but none worked and he would only sleep cuddled up to me and often needing to lie on my arm. This was lovely when he was small and we never really pushed it as K had been similar and we finally got her into her own bed around the age of 4!
On the 09th June however Buster wouldn’t sleep and just kept on messing around even though he was tired, after over an hour of lying beside him I gave up and decided sleep training was starting there and then.
I hate listening to mine crying so I knew I would have to do it the slow and hard way and do without sleep for a while.
That first night it took 1 1/2 hours of sitting beside the bed on a beanbag (no crying) before he slept. He woke many times during the night but went back over quickly.
The next couple of nights were similar but on a few I ended up sleeping on the floor on a huge beanbag so he knew I was in the room.
On Sunday Night (the 17th June) he went to sleep with no tears and slept all night and he repeated this on Monday night (the 18th). Wednesday night it took longer for him to go to sleep but he lay and read himself stories before he finally went over.
So in just over a week I think we have come a huge distance, it is still a bit hit and miss but at last I am getting to sleep in my own bed rather than squashed up against a bed rail on a single bed.
well done Buster!