Please Help Frustrated

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mummy14 - May 30

My 10 month old dd has always had an excellent sleep routine, bed at 730pm and sleeps 12 hours, now that we have moved and she had to sleep in my room for a few nights she will not go to sleep, i feed her her bottle and put her in the crib and she opens her eyes and smiles at me, if i walk out of the room she screams blue murder until i come back in and she is smiling again!! Now this is happening with her daytime naps also. I hate to let her cry but am so frustrated...please any advice would be appreciated, is there a method i can use to gt her to fall asleep in her crib again???


Bonnie - May 30

You will get a lot of different opinions on this. My own personal favorite is the CIO. No one likes doing that but I prefer the fast/firmness of it. They learn quickly what it is they need to do. BUT, it is hard to do. Other people prefer the attachment thing where you co-sleep and all that. I would recommend to hit the library up, check out a couple different books. Skim through them and decide which you like best.


Annette - May 30

Agree with Bonnie.


SonyaM - May 30

I was forced to find a method myself as my son (now almost four) would not go to sleep on his own. It started as a baby and lasted until he was almost 3. We tried the CIO method and it did not work. I just don't think it was a match for his personality so we just layed down with him until he fell asleep. The problem with this is that he required one of us to always lay with him to fall alseep and often it would take 1-2 hours, even at naps and again in the middle of the night if he woke up. So we did the following... Put baby to bed and say your goodnight stuff, sit in the room where baby could see you but do not make contact and no talking. Then sit until baby falls asleep. You gradually move further away from the crib/bed until you are at the door, in the hall, etc. Eventaually you can just put them to bed and leave. It took about 1-2 months but it did work and now we never HAVE to lay down with him even in the middle of the night. My second son does go to sleep on his own and sometimes he will have to cry but never more than a few minutes. Each baby is different and what works for some doesn't work for all. Good luck.



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