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|Sat, 08-13-2011 - 11:11am|
My son is going to be 11 months old in the next few weeks. He has been doing well with sleeping. Since birth he was in our room for the first 6 months as he had breathing problems but once he passed that stage we began having him sleep in his own room in his crib. We were able to wean off the night bottle so he has been able to not need a feeding in the middle of the night. He now struggles to put himself back to sleep when he wakes up in the middle of the night. He is able to sleep from the time I put him down for about 6 hours and then he will wake up and begin to scream and cry really loudly. I did unfortunately try the CIO method but I don't think that is working as now he has become needy and clingy during the day.
I have resulted in trying to rock him, and pat him back to sleep in the rocking chair in his room and he does fall back to sleep but the moment I do put him back into his crib he wakes up and screams and the cycle begins again. At the end of it all, I end up bringing him into our bed to sleep for the rest of the night so I can at least have 4 hours of sleep.
We are expecting baby #2 due Christmas day and I need to see if I can break his habit or sleeping pattern so that it won't be so hard for him or for me either as I will be having a C section not by choice so it will be hard to do all the running back and forth.
His crib has been lowered to the lowest as he is a tall baby so how do people pat their babies to sleep while they are in the crib? My son does not want to lie in his crib while i pat him so I have to bend over and pick him up.
I have read the book ' no cry sleep solution' and am considering to try that as well.
I am a full time student and parent him most of the time on my own as my husband is a college student and works shift work at a hospital in another city so its hard on me right now.