My daughter's always been a good sleeper. However, a week ago she started crying whenever I left the room. I started doing what I did when we first started training her to sleep - letting her cry it out but with visits every few min to reassure her that she wasn't alone. That didn't help much.
So, I took her to the doctor, and he said she has an ear infection. She is COMPLETELLY fine all day, she eats well, plays well. Her only problem is sleeping by herself. Finally, after a week of poor sleeping or not at all, last night after holding her for an hour and a half, I put her in the crib and she woke up. She cried for about 20 minutes and went to sleep but woke up at 11 when I tried to do it again but was bombarded by my MIL who made it seem that I was a monster for letting her cry when she's not well. She was medicated, she didn't have a fever, she just refused to sleep alone. Please, can anyone tell me I'm not a monster!
Asked by Anonymous at 12:01 PM on May. 25, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)
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Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 12:12 PM on May. 25, 2010
You are feeling horrible about what you did to your poor sick baby? "She refused to sleep alone." It wasn't a refusal, she was sick and in pain. Babies aren't supposed to sleep alone in the first place. When a baby is sick and in pain it isn't a refusal. They NEED to be held. It reduces the pain.
My grandson is 20 mo and has eczema head to toe. He has allergies and a genetic immune disorder. Eczema itches, is painful, and makes it hard to sleep. I hold him the whole time he takes naps. He can't nap unless you hold him, he is too uncomfortable. I held him for 3 hours yesterday in 90+ degree heat (our AC isn't working). My arms went numb. My legs went numb. It's what you do when you have compassion.
Is the opposite of compassion being a monster?
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