I don't know what to tell you except let her cry. If thatâ€™s what you choose, pick the method that feels right to you... here are the three main ways:
- Tuck her in and kiss her goodnight. Leave the room until morning. This usually works the quickest but can be hardest on Mommy's emotions. This is what I did.
- Go back and check on her after 5 minutes, then 10, then 15, etc. until she is asleep. This takes more time in the evening, usually takes more days, and is still hard on Mommy's emotions.
- Let her go to sleep while you sit next to her on the bed. DON'T talk or sing, just sit. After a few nights, you sit next to the bed, then in the middle of the floor, then next to the door. This can take weeks and takes a lot of time in the evening.
Whatever you do, you need to be consistent. If you leave her tonight but get her tomorrow night, you will just confuse her. Also, expect her to revert to the current behavior once the baby comes. Ju
at 2:13 PM on Jul. 3, 2008