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|Tue, 03-02-2010 - 5:04pm|
Elena has been STTN since she was less than 3 months old, but she keeps going through these periods where she just cries and cries when I put her to bed. She also goes through periods where she goes to bed like an angel, and we just finished up a nice month and a half long stretch of that and now she's back to crying.
We do everything right (to my knowledge anyway). We have a set routine, bedtime is the same time every night, and all that. I don't know what else to do there. It sounds awful but I've been letting her CIO for half an hour these last couple of nights because going in to soothe her just drags the process out longer. I'll soothe her, and then the minute I walk away she bawls again, even if she's fallen asleep. On a really bad night, this cycle could go on for an hour and a half. It just seems easier to let her cry by herself.
Thoughts? Advice? I just feel like such an evil mommy letting her cry herself to sleep like this.