Carmen - posted on 01/04/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )
I have read a lot about the blogs on sleep issues, I too am a stay at home mom and usually rock my baby boy to sleep or walk around until he falls asleep. I have tried the cry it out method and it only seems to make him more angry. Sometimes I let him cry it out until he gets a little more tired so then it is easier to rock him to sleep. He just fights sleep all the time but then gets really angry when he is overtired. He has never slept much during the day. At night he usually goes to sleep about 7 or 7:30 and sleeps until 4:30 then takes a bottle and sleeps until 6:00. For the past two nights he has been waking up at about 2:30 off and on until 6:00. I still give him a bottle if he won't go back to sleep. I think it is just teething since he normally sleeps until 4:30 before waking.
He turned 6 months on Dec 23rd and he just started to kind of grunt until his face is red like he is really angry. I don't know sometimes what makes him so angry. I try to distract him when he gets this way and always make sure he is fed, diaper changed but he just seems to have such a strong personality. He had colic for about 4 1/2 months and things got better but he still throws quite a few tantrums. I always held him through his colic because I felt so bad for him and nothing seemed to help.
I think it is harder for stay at home moms because their babies are with them all day so of course they are use to being tended to all the time. I'm a first time mom so I'm still learning. I will keep trying the cry it out method because he fights me still when I even hold him and he is 18 lbs so he is getter harder to handle. He cried for about 20-25 mins today and finally fell asleep. I went back in at 10 min each time to give him his pacifier.
I just need a little support. I feel bad letting him cry it out but I know that he fights no matter what and its getting harder since he is getting bigger.