Getting baby to sleep in Crib
May 14, 2007 10:06am CST
Hello I have a 8mth old baby. When he was a newborn he had colic and acid reflux really bad. He would not sleep unless with myself. I had to sleep with him upright as he would throw up and not turn his head so he would choke. Anyways for 8mths I have been co-sleeping with him and want to put him in his crib..without crying it out if possible. I have tried the hole CIO and he screamed for 1 hr. It was horrible for me and I just can't do this to him. I have tried many times and just want him to be happy. I have stayed with him and rubbed his belly and back without talking and tried breast feeding him and putting him in asleep but when he awakes he is not a happy camper..plus he can be fast asleep but as soon as you put him in the crib he wakes up like it stung him....HELP
16 May 07
I have had another idea. If he won't sleep in his crib in his room, try putting it in your room for a few nights so he gets used to it. Maybe just the familiarity of your room and the noise of you sleeping may help him. Other than that, I don't know what else to suggest. I feel so bad for you. I saw Steve's facebook status message. Must have been a rough night. Does your sister or mom have any suggestions for you? Talk to you later.
16 May 07
Hello No ideas. The last two nights he was about 2 hrs of screaming, by then he was wide awake...which is what has been happening all along. Maybe there are ghosts in there..lol I will keep trying. My sister slept with Kayla in her bed but Kayla went nicely into her crib after... oh well. Thanks for responding. I was thinking of moving the crib...:)
14 May 07
I know you hate to hear this, but letting him cry is probably your best option. Other than that, I don't know what to suggest. It is just going to get harder. I would love to hear other responses to this. It is such a hard thing. It is easier said than done to let them cry it out.