Kristi - posted on 08/11/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )
Okay...I'm at my wits end right now...my 11 month old will not sleep. He's always gotten up a lot in the night and I thought it was because he's hungry (he's 25 lbs) or needs a snuggle but he won't put himself back to sleep. I was rocking him to sleep (in the middle of the night) but this has backfired because he's now worse & screaming 10 mins after I put him down. He was putting himself to sleep @ bedtime & naps just not in the night so we started the controlled crying where we go in every 10-15 mins if he's crying hard 20 if fussing.
Last night it was 1230-330am that he was up...not crying the whole time he takes 10-20 min breaks but then keeps going. Part of the problem is that he keeps sitting or standing up so I don't think he can get back down. But now (day 3) he won't go to sleep for naps either...this morning it took an hour and now he's been in there crying on & off for an hour & a half...and not asleep yet...
What do I do???? I think I messed him up...he never fought naps more that 30 mins before...
He also will not calm down unless we pick him up to comfort...and when I try to just lay him back down he immediately pulls himself up....HELP!!!!
We did this method with our first son @ bedtime, it took a week and he was good...what am I dong wrong this time???