Mason never liked his crib. I always attributed it to the fact that we kept him in the co-sleeper in our room until he was about four months old. Plus I nursed him and he always fell asleep prior to being laid in his crib. So, he never was one of those babies that you can just lay in the crib and they will fall asleep. Ohhh no. He always wanted to be rocked for awhile ... he was such a cuddle bug.
Fast forward two years, Payton was born. Payton has never been a huge fan of her crib either. It is the same crib Mason had ... is the mattress hard or something? I was determined to have her be a good crib sleeper, so I think she only stayed in the co-sleeper in our room until about two months old. But, I nursed her too and she also always feel asleep prior to being laid in her crib. Sigh. So, we have never been able to just put her in the crib either ... she screams until one of us rock her for awhile, just like we did with her brother. She is just a cuddle bug too.
Mason did much better after we moved him into a big boy bed at two years old. We have been wanting to move Payton into a big girl bed too, but we just haven't yet. She usually naps in Mason's bed and she loves it. She does so much better in regular beds that I'm hoping this having to console her at bedtime routine will stop once she gets a big bed.
Tonight I just put her to bed with Mason. They both were so exhausted from a busy evening at the fair that they just passed out. I just went in to check on them and Payton is cuddled up against Mason's back. So cute.
So ... are my kids the only kids who hate/hated their cribs? Have we created sleep monsters here? I am so hoping that Addison is a good sleeper! After 4 1/2 years of this, we deserve a good sleeper!