Alyson - posted on 11/30/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )
My soon to be 7 mo old has been sleeping straight through the night for 5 months now. All of a sudden the past 4 nights she wakes up between 12 and 1am and will not go back to sleep in her crib. She starts off whining but ends up in a full blown screaming & crying fit. The only way she'll go back to sleep is with me, which I don't want her getting used to. It's not a painful cry as if she was teething and she hasn't had a middle of the night bottle since she was 8 weeks, so she's not hungry. Has anyone else dealt with this? Any ideas about why this happens or how to fix it? I am not the type of mother who is going to let her "cry it out" either, so if that's anyone's suggestion, please don't bother.