I've always tried to be the best mommy ever, just like all of us. So I let my son sleep with my since he was born because he loved it. Now he is 10 months old and moving around pretty good. So after I put him to bed I will put him in his crib to avoid any accidents of him falling off the bed. Periodically in the night he will wake up, look for me, and fall back asleep when he sees me. But when he doesnt see me he will start screaming!!!! Sometimes at night he needs to be in his crib when I am out of the room doing something but now it seems like he knows within 20 minutes from when I leave the room. I tried putting something in his crib that smells like me. It doesn't work. And I think he might be too old for the cry it out method. PLEASE HELP!! I need to get stuff done at night after he goes to bed, and this is making it impossible!!!
And I already know that I caused this problem, so please dont reinform me.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:59 PM on Feb. 21, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by Chandra034 at 12:04 AM on Feb. 22, 2009
Answer by bethelann2004 at 12:04 AM on Feb. 22, 2009
Answer by erlsk at 12:08 AM on Feb. 22, 2009
If all he is doing is looking for comfort, go back in and assure him you are there. Once he falls back asleep go back to what you were doing. If may take a few nights of reassurance but then he will wake and know if needed you will come. By doing this it continues the trusting relationship you have already built and completes a wonderful transfer to the crib. Hang in there and know this is not an overnight thing but with patience and love everything will come out OK.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:23 AM on Feb. 22, 2009
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Answer by chucks1girl at 9:44 AM on Feb. 22, 2009