Ashleigh - posted on 08/12/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
I have a 7 month old baby boy, and since birth he has been extremly clingy to me when it comes to sleeping...To begin with I would have to let him fall asleep on me and put him to bed...but he never slept through more than afew hours, the only time he would go to sleep on his own was in the car or pram. This seemed to get alot better after about 4 months, and I would spend about 10 mins rocking and hushing him until he was almost asleep. But for the last month we have gone backwards again...no teeth have come through yet but I think there on there way, and 90% of the time he wont sleep unless hes lying on me.. I have been trying to let him "self sooth" over the last few days, but I feel so bad letting him cry, sometimes he gets so bad I give in. Is there a difference between self soothing and the crying it out method? If so should I try persue with this? He still doesnt sleep through a maximum of 8 hours at night also..