I have an 11 month old that I have taught to go to sleep on his own. He does great for each nap (2 naps) during the day going to sleep on his own as well as at night when he goes to bed. Although, he has only slept through the night 5 times since birth if we are lucky. I've tried to let him cry it out at niight but after 1 hour and 30 minutes I couldn't do it any longer. He is trying to go back to sleep (I can watch him on the monitor) and it almost seems he just can't get comf? Can anyoone relate andd

Deann - posted on 07/10/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I have an 11 month old that I have taught to go to sleep on his own. He does great for each nap (2 naps) during the day going to sleep on his own as well as at night when he goes to bed. Although, he has only slept through the night 5 times since birth if we are lucky. I've tried to let him cry it out at nght but after 1 hour and 30 minutes I couldn't do it any longer. He is trying to go back to sleep (I can watch him on the monitor) and it almost seems he just can't get comfy? Can anyne relate and/or have any suggestions?

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Elfrieda - posted on 07/10/2012

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If you can get him attached to a bear or a blanket (soft textures should be very comforting), then he'll be able to stroke the bear/blanket and relax enough to go back to sleep. Ultimately it's up to him, but if every time you put him to sleep you stroke the silky blanket binding on his cheek or something like that, he might start associating the blanket with feeling relaxed and sleepy.

Or maybe his mattress is too hard? Try putting down a fluffy blanket under the crib sheet to see if that makes a difference.

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