Help...my baby is now standing in cot and crying and crying

Katy - posted on 08/25/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My little boy born Nov 4th 2008 has recently learnt to stand up... and so with that a new stage has started.
He usually goes straight to sleep when I put him down, but not now. All he does now is stand up and cry when I leave the room. What do I do?
Do I just leave him to cry it out? Every time I go in and lie him down he just stands up again and cry's.
Will this tire him out and will he eventually lie down and go to sleep?

Any help or advice will be truly appreciated x

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Tiffany - posted on 12/31/2011

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Hey Katie! I have 3 daughters. All my girls did that because I kept going back i their rooms. It's okay ito ley your baby cry. He'll learn to fall asleep. And you and him both will sleep alot better.

Anna - posted on 08/28/2009

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I see you posted an update lol, I missed this before. Thanks for the update, it helps re-enforce what I am doing w/ my little one =)

Anna - posted on 08/28/2009

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wow I am going through this stage right now with my little girl! I was so confused as to what to do because I hate letting her cry. However everything I found said to let them cry it out. At this age they knwo what to do to get us to react and thats what they want. If the baby is fed and changed and it is nap time leave them. Go back and lay him back down. My daughter kept getting up and standing up, but couldn't lay back down. Finally when she is tired she will sit down adn then I lay her down and she falls asleep. We just started doing this actually yesterday however it seems to be working. She's already crying less when we put her in there. If the crib isn't lowered you should probably do that too since the baby stands up. Good luck! Let me know what happens.

Kelly - posted on 08/27/2009

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This is normal! my son does the same! You should let him cry it out! Its good for them to learn how to sooth themself and learn to fall asleep on their own! It will only benefit them in the long run! good luck :)

Katy - posted on 08/26/2009

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thanks for your replys,
the last couple of nights I have put him to bed and he has stood up and cried but I have ignored him. the first night he cried for 15 mins and then went to sleep and last night he cried for 2 mins.... so the answer as always is let them cry.
Many thanks
Katy x

Isis - posted on 08/26/2009

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My son started doing the same thing about a month ago. I would rock him and sin him a song as I always did, put him in bed and he would stand up and cry. I began to leave the room, let him cry for 5 minutes, and if after this time he was still crying I would go in the room and tell him you need to go to sleep and good night and put him in bed again. And repeat if necessary. By the third time he would usually stay. This went on for maybe 5 or 6 nights, and now he stays in bed right after our good night song.

Hope this helps, good luck!!

Laiken - posted on 08/25/2009

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My daughter was born Nov 3. She also has learned to stand. I have two babies so I usually fix Lj a bottle an let her feed herself to sleep. He might be just a little affraid your not there so maybe if he has a security thing... like a pacifier or bear or blanket?... Leave it with him. Definately cant just let him cry too much but as long as he's not histerical I would totally let him just cry himself to sleep.

Ashley - posted on 08/25/2009

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Hi Katy! My daughter does this, but she sits up and cries for a minute while she sees me leave the room and then stands up and "cruises" around in her crib. One thing you could try is putting him down at the first sign of being tired, and you could place him in his crib standing up so he has only one way to go, down to lay down. And I wouldn't go in when he's standing and crying...he might expect if he stands there and cries long enough that you will come back and will only prolong his falling asleep. If you know he's tired and fed and dry diaper I would leave him for a little bit and let him work it out on his own.

Kattie - posted on 08/25/2009

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My Mattie is starting this habit as well. We rock before we sleep, so if I am lucky, she is sleepy enough to stay put. As long as she is not getting too hysterical, I let her cry for a while. Of course, my daughter is also a sleep sitter, so it can always be a fun night. If I pick her up, I only rock her again for five minutes and put her back. She usually goes down the second time as long as she is really tired enough to go to sleep.

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