Hazel - posted on 06/24/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
Our DD has always slept in her own bed, the bassinet at first, and was moved to her crib at 5 months. We always felt so lucky because we were able to put her down at night with ease. She would most of the time be wide awake and fall asleep with out fussing. Now at nearly 9 months, she is starting to cry when we place her in her crib.
She was falling asleep perfectly fine since 5 months and now every time she gets very upset. She is changed and fed right before I put her to sleep like normal nights, I play soft music for her to soothe her, will give her a bath, make sure the room temp is right and it seems like no matter what I do each night results in her crying and it seems to be getting worse. I try and let her fuss or cry for a minute or two but cannot stand to hear her cry and also have read numerous studies about the "Cry it Out" method and how it can emotionally damage children who are simply left to cry to sleep. My husband and I are so tired at night and take turns soothing her to sleep. Once she falls asleep she'll sleep through the night. Her naps are normal for her, One afternoon nap (45mins to an hour) and a evening nap of the same. She use to also take her naps in her crib, but again, nap time is the same resulting in crying so I have been letting her sleep in her swing. Any suggestions or similar stories about sudden changes?