Judith - posted on 02/10/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
Marlee's nearly 5 months, she just won't nap during afternoon, so by 6:30 or 7pm she's quite ready for bed. (THAT'S ISSUE #1 CUZ I DON'T GET TO SPEND ENOUGH TIME W/HER AS I WORK ALL DAY) For the past several nights, I'll nurse her to sleep, then as soon as i put her into her crib, she wakes up, and screams for nearly and hour. I DO NOT believe in letting little ones cry it out, so I go in frequently to reassure her. I've tried using heating pad to keep her crib warm (of course i remove it when she goes in), no matter how slowly and gently i move, or if i wait for several minutes, she'll still wake up when she's moved. She's so frantic when she cries, it's heartbreaking. I'd love to lay her down and nurse her to sleep in my bed, but Dad works 11pm - 7 am and is sound asleep in bed at that time. ANY SUGGESTIONS????