Tracie - posted on 01/08/2012 ( 194 moms have responded )
My son slept in his crib since birth. He's always been an odd child since birth, needing to be touched held, or close enough to touch me or his dad. We had to move back in September and for a few weeks there he slept in our bed. To us its not a huge issue (although it would be nice to sleep through the night with out being kicked), but his doctor said that we've got to get him back in his own bed. As soon as I put him down in his bed, he's right back up. He cries and begs and pleads with us to open the baby gate and let him out. I've tried everything I know to do and have looked through post after post and tried out the info I found in them. Nothing helps. I've tried to put him in his bed after he's fallen asleep and within 5 minutes (or less) he's got himself awake and he's back at the baby gate pleading and crying for us to let him out. he promises that he will be good. and even says mommy please open the gate. it's stressing me out worse than I already am and it breaks my heart to the point where I'm crying too and having anxiety attacks and chest pains. I'm confused as to what to do. Yes we've let him cry, but after a non-stop, agonizing hour (or more) somethings got to give. I feel like the worst mom when I just let him cry and plead for the gate to be opened. What's worse? Forcing him to stay in his room and go to sleep in his bed, or just let him sleep with us until he feels that he's ready? We want him to sleep in his bed, but at the same time we don't want him traumatized to the point that he won't ever be able to sleep totally alone. Any Ideas out there in mommy land????