Jill - posted on 03/27/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
My seven month old daughter is a very active baby, even when she's tired. At her 6 mth ped's appt, my dr told me I needed to start letting her go to sleep on her own. Though I had tried this a couple times up til then, I really hadn't pushed it. Now, for the last three weeks, I have tried a couple times each day to rock her til she's really sleepy, and then put her in her crib. She immediately starts rolling around and crying. I have tried to let her cry it out, more than a dozen times already, and she lasts for 45 minutes or longer. Only once since she has been born has she actually fallen asleep without being in my arms. Two other factors: (1) her daddy can't stand to hear her cry ... if she cries too long, he gets upset and either tells me to go get her or goes and gets her himself and then hands her to me to rock back to sleep and (2) She's currently teething and has been since the last dr appt. Her first tooth has pushed through, but only a little bit, so she's very uncomfortable. Short of kicking him out for the next month til all this is solved, I am out of ideas. Any advice?