Lp - posted on 11/25/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
My son is 3 months old and now insists on being held and bounced in order to sleep. I use to be able to put him down after a few mins when he was not fully asleep yet and he would drift off. Then it became 10 mins, then he had to be totally out and gently laid down. Now if you stop bouncing him or put him down at all he is awake and screaming (not crying, screaming). I made the mistake of reading about 6 baby books and listening to them when they said do whatever it takes to get them sleep because before 6 months of age they can't be spoiled. Well here I am with a spoiled 3 month old who will not sleep, screams all day and has driven me and my husband to our limits. I have tried the CIO method where I start at 5mins, then 8mins, then 10mins and finally 15. But he NEVER stops screaming, gets tired of crying or falls asleep on his own (I have done this for hours and hours). I am need help before I totally lose it and do something like lock the house and just leave and never come back - yes its gotten that bad!