My daughter is almost 11months. She has always been a decent sleeper. When I put her down for naps, she would usually cry for a little bit, but would settle to sleep in no more than 20mins. The last few weeks have been very frustrating for us. She REFUSES to sleep. As soon as we put her in the crib she stands up and starts to bounce and cry. We turn on the music and close the door and she bounces and cries. I dont know what to do. She will cry and bounce for hours if we let her. She will not settle down. We go back in lay her back down, and before we turn our backs to leave she is up bouncing and screaming again. I dont know what to do..30mins before its bed time or nap time we bring her to a quiet room we read to her..sometimes we give her a bath..NOTHING WORKS. I dont know what to do. Should we continue to let her cry, should be keep going in to lay her back down? What do I do. she wont nap!!Answer Question
Answer by marchma2b at 12:31 PM on Dec. 21, 2009
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Answer by Amberoz at 1:22 PM on Dec. 21, 2009
It is separation anxiety. But could also be teething, growth spurt (hunger), or milestones.
Personally, I do not like cribs and I recommend lettinger her sleep wherever you happen to be in any room on any surface where she is comfortable. She'll sleep longer and you'll get rest or get a chance to go about your business. Despite what people do..CIO...is a harsh thing to do expecially to one so young. And it often comes with a cost eventually. Adults can take care of all of their needs even at night...even if that means they want to snuggle with their SO for some love, warmth, and comfort. A baby alone in a crib can't.
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