I've been basically rocking my son to sleep since he was born. But now I have back issues, and he's getting so big. I just can't do it much anymore. I switched to just bouncing him in his bouncer, so he could go to sleep that way, but he's too big for that too. I started trying to get him to sleep on his own on Friday night. I swaddled h, and held him, rocked him for about 5 mins, then I put him in his crib, and he screamed and cried for an hour. I went and checked on him every once in a while... But man, it was hard listening to him scream. I've been doing the same thing for his naps and bedtime, but he still cries for atleast 10 to 15 mins. Is it bad that I just let him cry?? I mean.. I kinda feel horrible about it. Any thoughts or ideas to help me out?
I'm quite new at this, so please no bashing.