Shannon - posted on 05/19/2012 ( 25 moms have responded )
"Be a good parent and rock your child to sleep" I've seen this when someone is asking for advice on how to get a kid to sleep in their bed, guess what with me I've tried this and when I put my son down he wakes up so rocking him to sleep then putting him down clearly isn't working.
"Get a sling or some sort of carrier for you child so you can have your hands free and still hold them/for the first few months your job is to hold and feed the baby" I've seen this when a mom was feeling overwhelmed because her child wouldn't let her put them down. I don't know about other people but when my son is super fussy and won't let me put him down I get frustrated so continuing to hold him is just going to upset him even more. Also for the second half of that guess what I have other things that need to get done during the day I can't just sit on my butt and hold my kid, I have dishes to do and meals to make my husband works I'm a stay at home mom this isn't going to work.
Any anti-Cry it out advice. I can see where some people are coming from here I really do. At the same time if I've tried everything else I can think of and it's not working then this is what I'm trying last. Currently I'm trying to switch my son from sleeping in a small bed that kind of holds him snuggley and has him at in incline to a crib, I've tried swaddling him - he gets to hot wrapped in a blanket and kicks out of it every time. I've rocked him until he was out asleep and he will sleep for about 10 minutes then wake himself up. I literally cannot think of anything else to try but just putting him in the crib and let him cry and go in every 10-15 minutes. I know that he doesn't need anything else because I just fed and changed him and it's his "I'm tired but I don't want to sleep" cry. If you have a better suggestion I'm all for it but right now cry it out is the only thing I can think of. At some point he has to be so tired he will fall asleep and I am going in to check on him.
Some of these I've seen on yahoo answers and not just here but these are the ones that have really bothered me. Has anyone else seen advice that just really bothered them?