Eleisha - posted on 12/06/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
My daughter Ava had her 6 mo injections 4 days ago. Based on her history, she is always "off" (so to speak) for 7 days after. Usually she sleeps 2 x 2 hour sleeps/day and sleeps 12 hours at night. After her needles however, she is up most of the night, eats very little (solids or expressed milk) and her day time sleeps dwindle. My gut instinct tells me that I should just ride the week out, let her sleep where and when she can/will (she usually sleeps in her cot, but atm, she is sleeping on/with me). I am okay with this, and know that after this week, I will get her back to "normal". However, I am a single mum and I live with my mum (who quite happily lets me know what I am doing 'wrong') and says to let her cry it out, and not let her "manipulate" me. I don't believe she is (or has the ability to (she's 6 month)) manipulate me, but am just looking for an outsiders opinion. Should I just follow my gut, or am i "making a rod for my own back"?