Katie - posted on 01/10/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )
My 13 month old daughter will not go to or stay asleep in her crib. She will fall asleep in her high chair, or in my arms and when I transfer her to the crib, she wakes up instantly and screams her head off, until I go get her. Last night I let her cry it out for 20 minutes. Tonight she's been crying over 30 minutes. I hate doing this, but I don't know what else to do! Most nights I am up until 11-midnight either while she stays up playing, or I get her to sleep, put her in bed and she wakes up and we repeat the process 3 or 4 times. I can never get anything done. Not to mention she wakes up a few hours after falling asleep and comes into bed with me. I can't let her cry when she wakes up in the middle of the night because I have a 2 year old also, who sleeps in the room right next to her and I don't want him awake too!
During the day, most days she only sleeps for about 20 minutes here and there. Some days she'll have a good 1.5 hour nap but very rarely.