Hannah - posted on 08/01/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
Okay so my son is almost 18 months old and doesnt sleep through the night. It's not his fault at all. We tried to teach him good habits but it seems like everytime he'd start to sleep all night, we'd go on a big trip or something and everything he learned gets thrown out the window. So here's the situation. He's still nursing so he nurses himself to sleep when taking naps. He's never liked pacifiers or anything like that, so basically that's my job until I can figure something else out. Then at night we do his routine bath music book etc. But as soon as he hits his crib he gets up and just starts freaking out! And he wont cry himself to sleep anymore. He will cry for hours! And then if I do the going in after 15 minutes thing, he gets even MORE hysterical and can't calm himself down. So then either me or my husband finally pick him up and rock him to sleep then put him in his crib again. That used to be enough for him to sleep all night but lately he's been getting up at around 3 and wont go back to sleep until we "rescue" him. And at that time we're so tired that we just give up and bring him in the bed with us (sometimes in our sleep!). What can I do?? He really won't cry himself to sleep!