my son will be 3 in October, and I still cannot get him to go to sleep on his own. Our bedtime ritual has turned into a battle of wills and tears. I have to go into his room and squeeze into his Thomas the Train toddler bed with him and he still cries for like an hour. my back can take no more, and i know its not good for him, but i can't bring myself to let him "cry it out" i feel so bad, because i know its my fault for not lying him down when he was a baby. i feel like i punishing him for my mistake. He had colic and i had to rock him, then when that was over my husband and i started letting him sleep with us, sometime in the middle of the night he still gets into my bed.
Neither of us are getting much rest and I can't take anymore. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can get him to go to bed on his own, without the meltdowns?
Answer by kerijeanbean at 12:11 PM on Jun. 15, 2009