Sleep Issues in a Shared Bedroom

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Q: Would love to hear from anyone who has had a baby in a one-bedroom about how you dealt with getting him or her to sleep through the night. Our 9-month-old still wakes up once a night, usually around 2 or 3 am, I think in part because she senses that we're in the room. I've stopped nursing her in the night and my husband takes her out and puts her in the Pack 'n Play in the living room, where she fusses and puts herself back to sleep. But I can't figure out how to break her of waking up altogether. Letting her cry it out in her crib, a few feet from our bed, doesn't seem like a realistic strategy. Anyone out there figure out how to manage this situation? Would love your advice, thanks!

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.