Jennifer - posted on 01/28/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
I got into a bad habit of letting my son fall asleep with me on the bed. I moved home to my parents house when he was 2.5 months. I felt so guilty when he would cry all hours of the night. Now he is 6 months old, and it has only gotten worse. Not only does he have to fall asleep at the breast, he wakes up all the time and wont go to sleep on his own. I tried the cry it out solution when my parents went on vacay. He can fall asleep good when he goes to bed, but wakes up at 3am. Since I am a single parent, I dont have the energy at that time to fight him. He always wins. So the crying it out solution isn't working. I need to change this bad habit so we can both get a good night sleep. Does anyone have any advice on how to approach this? Even if it is dones in steps. My long term goal is to get him into his crib but getting him to sleep on his own is more important to me know. Thanks!