Beth - posted on 06/18/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )
My 15 month old used to go down to bed fine-drowsy but awake-and he'd put himself to sleep. About 3 weeks ago, he started getting 2 molars in. He wanted to be rocked (he'd ask) to bed. We would rock for a bit and then put him down. Sometimes we'd have to rock a few times before he'd fall asleep. Now, it takes him 2-3 hours to fall asleep, whether we rock him or not. Last night he woke up at 1, I nursed him, put him down, and we were still up at 3:30am. I changed his diaper and gave him oragel for his teeth at 1:45am. He was screaming all the other times. I dont know what to do. My ped. says to cry it out. Other people say that if the baby is clean, not sick, and fed, they are fine and dont need you to come in the room. My son woke at 7:45am. He did not get enough sleep last night. He is ready for a nap right now (9:15am), but I know he will not sleep. (We did this same thing yesterday). I feel like all I do is try to put him to bed or listen to him scream. We have a nighttime routine that gets followed. Should I just write this off as teething and rock him? Or is he trying to get his way---rocking--by screaming bloody murder? I'm dead tired. I almost poured my juice into the butter this morning for breakfast. I dont want to hear that crying it out is bad or is good. I want to hear solutions. Does anyone else have a kiddo like mine? PLease help! Thanks.