Dana - posted on 09/03/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )
What is it? I'm having a hard time getting my BF son to fall asleep on his own. We've been driving him around every night to fall asleep and then I carry him in and BF him back to sleep. It is going to get cold soon (I live in the snow belt, US) and this won't be working for long. I definitely cannot let him cry it out. His crib is next to our bed (he uses it when we're not in bed yet) so, last night he would not go to sleep , I laid him in his crib while I laid on the outside. He cried on and off for a half hour while I continued to lay there reaching into the crib and rubbing his leg or back. I only would make eye contact if he was laying down next to me instead of standing up. It's the first time I've ever let him cry. Seriously, I don't ever let him cry unless it's for a minute or two while I'm getting his food. Is this what they call controled crying? What did you all do?
I'm not trying to make this some horrible debate. I just would like some ideas on what's best, in your opinion.