my 6 month old fights sleep so much that i have to take him for a ride in the car..even for his napps..he wont let me rock him and if i just leave him in his crib or his swing he will just scream and scream..what do i do ?? i have to break this habbit because he needs to start daycare sooon??any adviceeee ??Answer Question
Answer by Bearsjen at 10:28 AM on May. 19, 2009
Answer by Liz132 at 10:34 AM on May. 19, 2009
Answer by AmiJanell at 10:40 AM on May. 19, 2009
Answer by GMR at 10:40 AM on May. 19, 2009
I would never let my baby cry it out. It's been proven over and over again to be harmful and just cause more problems later in life. Here is an article about it with cited sources from Yale, Harvard Medical School, doctors from UCLA School of Medicine, etc.
When my son was that age I would either turn on music and dance around with him or lay him down next to me and nurse him to sleep. It definitely required more effort than dumping my kid in a crib to scream himself to sleep but it was way less stressful. Now that my son is older (almost 17 months) it's not as difficult to get him down.
Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 10:43 AM on May. 19, 2009
Answer by barefootbchbum at 12:08 PM on May. 19, 2009
What kind of scream is it? Is it painful? Gassy? Do you nurse or formula feed? What is his sleepy time routine like?
I disagree that CIO is aways harmful. Even that young, some kids know the reaction they get out of mommy. Or my oldest for example didn't like to be hoovered over... when I let him cio within minutes of realizing I'd left him be, he was totally calm. All children are different. I do believe that you should get to the root of the crying. Car rides not only soothe baby but the vibrations can be good for gas. You might try some gripe water or gas drops. Or if you are formula feeding, ask your doc about something to reduce fuss. If you are nursing, cut out dairy or other possible triggers.
Singing can be VERY effective. :) Sing while stroking baby's face and slowly back away as baby becomes more and more comfortable. If all else fails and doc says baby is healthy, maybe try cio.
Answer by CooksWife at 3:11 PM on May. 19, 2009
Answer by Mommy_Foster at 3:24 PM on May. 19, 2009
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