Jo - posted on 08/13/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
My 28-month girl has been sleeping through the night (in her room) since she was 3 months! Since July, she can no longer fall asleep without me staying by her side and she started waking up anywhere from 1 - 3 times! We moved about 2 weeks ago (but her sleep issue started a few weeks before that), some people tell me this is my baby's way of reacting to changes in the new environment? I took her to the pediactrician last week and he said there is nothing physically wrong with her and she should be sleeping through the night. He said I should not stay with her to fall asleep at bed-time and that I should not go to see her when she cries in the middle of the night. His advice is I should use the cry-it-out method to sleep-train her! We tried it for one night but she was persistent, cried for 45 minutes until my hubby went to see her! Anyway lately I started using the sticker system to "motivate" her to sleep through but no luck yet. Just wondering if anyone has similar experience and any suggestions on what to do? Do I really need to sleep-train her?!?? Thanks!