Vanessa - posted on 05/11/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )
Hi, My son is almost 4 months now. My doctor tells me that he should be able to sleep through the night, however, we are not even close to this. He co-sleeps with me and needs to be either nursed or rocked to sleep. He has never slept longer than a 4 hour stretch, recently he's began teething so now he doesn't sleep longer then 2 hours. Lately I feel like I'm nursing him all night long. I need to fix this habit. I've tried to get him to sleep in his crib since birth but this has never worked. I call it the "Alarm Clock" no matter how deeply he is sleeping he wakes instantly when I put him in it. My doctor is a strong believer in the Cry it out method. I tried this one night and it was incredibly stressful for my son and myself, and it didn't work. I cannot see myself using this method for a long period of time. Has anyone had this problem?? Is the cry it out method the only solution???