Yesterday Fräulein was glued to my lap.
She doesn't usually use pacifier when she is awake, but being ill is an exception.
As Fräulein is not totally well yet, this is not a matter of today, but something that I have been thinking for a while. I gave you earlier a peek into our bedroom, so you know that Fräulein is currently sleeping in the same room as Herr Welle and me. As she is quite light sleeper, her sleep seems to be disturbed when we go to bed a couple of hours after her and again when Herr Welle leaves to work in the morning.
This is why we have thought that we could change our guest room into nursery. I believe that all three of us would sleep better, if Fräulein had a room of her own.
The problem is her pacifier. She still uses one while sleeping and the most common reason for her to wake up during the night and start crying, is that she has lost her pacifier. Now that she is sleeping very close to us, it is easy for me to reach for the pacifier and place it back into her mouth - this happens about once or twice every night. But it would be very disturbing for my sleep, if I had to get up and walk into another room to do this. Not to mention, that - as it would take more time - Fräulein would probably get more upset and more awake, and it would require more than the pacifier to calm her down again.
So, I have been thinking that maybe we should get her to abandon the pacifier before making the changes in the sleeping arrangements. I have heard that many children have started to sleep all through the night after they have stopped using a pacifier.
On the other hand, it is so easy to calm her and get her to fall asleep with the pacifier that I would like to keep this option for a while.
So, my question is:
What do you think we should do first: move Fräulein's bed or get rid of the pacifiers?
I would really appreciate, if you could share your recommendations about how to go forward!
And please tell me any tips you might have for how to get a child to fall asleep without a pacifier, when she has used one all her life.
Or do you have any experiences about moving child to sleep in his/her own room?
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