i dont have time to read a whole book on this, is it just letting them cry it out? I was getting frustrated with my 4 mo old, so I set him down in his crib and sat in a chair close by, after 25 mins he still hadnt stopped, he wasnt hungry wet or anything else i could think of, so i dont see just letting him cry it out. Anybody have any experience with this?
Answer by 2cuteboysrmine at 11:48 AM on May. 11, 2009
Answer by mizsaxton at 12:00 PM on May. 11, 2009
A full tummy and a dry diaper are not the only things that a baby needs. When you talk about asking a 4 month old to "self sooth", just how are they supposed to do that? Can they get up and move to where they want to go? Can they get another blanket if they are cold? Can they go get a toy that they want? They really can't do anything for themselves, why would we ask them to self sooth? Hold your baby and nurse or rock her to sleep. Check out http://www.hno.harvard.edu/gazette/1998/04.09/ChildrenNeedTou.html
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 12:42 PM on May. 11, 2009
Answer by jus1jess at 1:17 PM on May. 11, 2009
Try a pacifier it might help. My daughter cries out of nowhere as well, even if she's clean and fed. I just usually try to rock her to get her to take a nap or I bathe her, she really LOVES taking a bath LOL. Sometimes they just want to be held and talked too, if all else fails then try the pacifier usually works for me. Good Luck.
Answer by cynprz at 1:43 PM on May. 11, 2009
Answer by ShadesofGrey at 3:06 PM on May. 11, 2009