Anne - posted on 10/19/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
My baby is 18 months old. He always used to be so easy to put to sleep at night. I would give him his milk, give him a cuddle, put him in his cot, say good night, switch off the light and close the door. And he would put himself to sleep, no crying, no problem! Now he cries as soon as I put him in his cot and doesn't stop til I take him out and then I have to sit with him in my lap until he falls asleep after half an hour or more. I've tied leaving him to cry a bit but he gets so worked up, I can't do it. He had become a bit clingy during the day time around about the time this started at night. Is it just part of separation anxiety and it'll pass or am I starting bad habits, does anyone have any suggestions?!! I'm reluctant to leave him to cry.