I am having such a hard time with my 3rd child, bless his little heart :(
He just wants to fall asleep in my arms for naps and bedtimes. Which you know...in all honesty, I really enjoy those few precious moments of cuddle time with him and to watch him fall asleep.
But here lately..after he falls asleep and I attempt to lay him down, he wakes right up SCREAMING.
I admit, I have a soft heart towards these kinds of things...its hard for me to hear him cry when I know he just needs his mama. But realistically..I mean..I have other children to care for, housework to tend to, meals to cook. So, he needs to learn NOW how to fall asleep on his own.
So, yesturday I bit the bullet and laid him down AWAKE in his crib, turned on a mobile and walked out. Boy did he scream and scream.:( It about broke my heart. I gave in after 20 minutes.I just couldnt do it anymore.
I guess I don't know really, how long is too long to let them cio? I did do cio with my middle child when she was about 18 months.It took 2 bedtimes of 45 minutes of cio and after that..she would go right to sleep when I laid her down.I had to leave my dh in the house and I would go outside so I couldnt hear her crying to do it.
Anyway, here I am again today he's up there screaming right now, and he is so very tired.Its been about 7 minutes. I have the urge to go get him!!! What do I do?!? ugh. I hate this :`(
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