Bindi - posted on 02/03/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
I am a single mother and also feel that I helped to create the problem. I did start the crying it out method when my daughter was 7 months. She was waking 5-7 times a night and I was exhausted with no one to help. It worked great then! She was self soothing in the same night and continued to do so for years! But when I moved to CO so that she could be close to her dad too and eventually started spending half the week at his house, the problems started. Keep in mind he is a very very good dad in just about every way. Healthy schedule, comfort, healthy boundaries, healthy eating, you name it. Now though, our daughter wakes up almost every night and at my house she comes into my room and wakes me up. I bring her back to her room, tuck her in and sit for a couple minutes before going back to my room. But usually she wakes again a few times more and we go through the same process. Sometimes I let her sleep in my bed but I know this is not the best thing to do. I don't want her to feel abandoned by saying she is not allowed to come and wake me. But I need my sleep! I am tired and so is my 8 yr old baby girl. I do not know how to fix this. HELP!!