Jenny - posted on 09/16/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
My bub is 4months old and is a terrible sleeper, i need lots of advice. i usually get told to try the CIO method, but i dont know how to do it and still feel like a caring mum? Also im stressed about tyring to let her CIO because she has a dummy. and the dummy falls out. so if i feel like the dummy has fallen out then do i go and put it back in if im trying to let her CIO? so confusing. i dont know how to let her CIO when i know that she takes such comfort from the dummy, dont know how the incoperate the two? maybe alll CIO is done without dummies? and then should i get her off the dummy? i hate having to run back into the nursery whenever she cries out to put the dummy back in (gets real tedious to do this during the night when am trying to get rest, as i have a 22month old also to look after during day.)
i want her to sleep better, but im so terrified of letting her CIO. Im afraid she wont stop crying or will get hereself into a crazy fit and then drop off like that, which i am not comfortable doing. last night she was super tired and in the car on the way home from my mums and coz i was driving i couldnt attend to her so i sort of saw it as a CIO opportunity, but the thing is that she never once stopped crying for the whole 25min ride back home and when we got home her top was wet from all her tears. ah so heartbreaking, but im getting to my witts end with her bad sleeping (waking up ever 2hrs at night and taking upto an hour to settle into a proper sleep. i know she is tired coz she rubbs her eyes and yawns, but she jusst gets so worked up before she can fall asleep. sigh. such hard work at the moment, i want it to get better!