Ok, I have to admit I have come to dread my 9 month old baby boys bed time. I used to be able to lay him in his crib since he was 3 weeks old and he would sleep through the night. At certain milestones he would change his pattern a little waking at different times etc. The last 3 weeks to month he has been fighting me so hard on going to sleep. I nurse him until he is drowsy and then try to lay him in his crib. Some nights he cries and some nights he lays in there, whines a little and goes to sleep. I sometimes sit with him and rub his back, which depending on his mood, usually works. The last few nights none of that has worked, I nurse him, he cries.. I lay him down, he cries.. I rub his back, he cries. All of us have suffered from a cold the last week but he hasn't shown any signs of having a cold or being sick at all. I can't let him lay in there and cry forever.. But I also don't want to drive myself crazy doing something that does nothing for him and ultimately make myself cry! I have read about separation anxiety and he seems to have that, especially at bed time. Help! Any advice?!
on Nov. 15, 2012 at 8:49 PM