Tara - posted on 01/23/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )
My son is 6 months old. He was sleeping in his crib great since he was 3 months old. He would always sleep the whole way through the night, maybe once in a while I had to get up and put his nuk back in his mouth and he would fall right back to sleep. Recently, he got sick with the flu, and he wouldn't sleep without someone holding him, and he had to sleep in bed between me and his dad. He is now better, but he won't go back into his crib. As soon as he is asleep and his head hits the crib, he is wide awake and screaming. The only way I can get him to sleep in the crib is to wrap him up tight like they did in the hospital and lay him down slowly, without any sudden movements. Even after that, he will still wake up 30-45 minutes later, screaming. So I have to get out of bed, wrap him up again, and do the same thing all over again. And it goes on constanly throughout the night. Eventually, that doesn't even work anymore, so I have to put him in bed with us anyway, still wrapped up, to get him to sleep. And I don't even have to be touching him while he is sleeping with us, and he will sleep for hours. What can I do to get him to sleep in his crib again, without having to wrap him up, just like he was sleeping before? I really need help.
PS: where we live, letting him cry himself to sleep is not an option at the moment.