Kerri - posted on 12/20/2008 ( 28 moms have responded )
I have an 11 month old baby girl who hates her crib and will not sleep in it at all. She is our third child so you would think that I would know what to do! Every time I try to get her to nap in her crib she screems. I could let my other two kids cry it out and they both would fall asleep within 20-30 minutes. Our 11 month old cries so hard she starts to cough like she is going to throw up and it sounds like she is going to hyperventilate. I work with her and let her cry for 10 minutes and then go in and soothe her. I do this for over an hour and if/when I do get her to sleep she wakes up screaming within 30 minutes. At bed time, I give her a bottle and rock her then lay her in her crib. Again within 30-45 minutes she is up and screaming/crying. I understand the principle to let them cry it out but I am concerned she gets so upset that she can't breathe. Anyone have any ideas? I sometimes give her tylenol at night because she is getting her molars in already! Anyway, to get her to sleep we end up bringing her in bed with us at night. It is hard because I have a 2 1/2 year old and a 7 year old and I don't want them to wake up either!!! HELP! By the way, she use to sleep a longer stretch at night in her crib (8pm-1am) then wake up crying but now she again will only sleep for 30-45 minutes. I would think if she is tired she would just crash but this is not the case!!