I have been in tears all day because crying it out is not working anymore! I have an almost 5 month old who we have been sleep training since he was 4 months. He was an absolute horrible sleeper. Up every hour sometimes just to be rocked. At our four month visit our doctor said it was time to let him cry it out. Well, we saw improvement on night number 3. But now we are two weeks in and it's gotten bad again. Up at 3 then up from 4:45 on. I have been letting him cry because I don't want to go backwards but I honestly can't stand to hear him cry night after night. This is clearly not working!
He is a horrible napper too...30-40 minutes and he is up. So I decided to let him cry for those as well and that is even more heartbreaking. He will cry for 20-30 minutes and then go back to sleep for maybe 10-20 because he is so exhausted. He is then so clingy and crabby that I can't put him down. I am starting to feel guilty and depressed. Should I throw in the towel on the whole idea of crying it out and accept that I have a kid who doesn't sleep well? He needs his sleep so I keep thinking he will get the hang of it but it's not happening! We have no day schedule because he just can't take good naps. I don't want to hear people bash cry it out so please just constructive advise would be great. What to do?
Any advice would be great!
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