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My son is 10 months old. He has never been a good sleeper. He doesn't nap well and usually won't sleep longer than 30 min unless someone is next to him (for his nap). I started CIO and this is my 5th night. I've weaned him from his nighttime bottle (which he never really needed it was easier for us to put him to sleep this way) but he is still waking up in the middle of the night. This is night 5 and I am about to lose it! Why won't this kid sleep?!?!
We used to co sleep but that wasn't any better. He has given me so many black eyes and fat lips I've lost count. He is a thrasher and even in our bed he woke up often. Rocking him, patting his back, singing, talking to him, sometimes even the bottle wouldn't do the trick...which is why I've resorted to CIO.
First night he woke up after 5 hrs of sleep and cried for an hour. Second night woke up after 5 hours and cried 45 min. 3rd night same thing, 10 min. 4th night he woke up 4 times each time he cried about 10-20 min. Tonight, this is his second wake up )it's 2:30 am) and he's been crying for 20 min but I KNOW if I pick him up or put him in bed with me I will be miserable AND I still might not be able to get him back to sleep.
Why won't this kid sleep?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!