My son will not sleep alone

Amanda - posted on 03/16/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )




My son just turned 1 year old. He was always an excellent sleeper and went to sleep alone with no trouble. Just the last few days he will not go to bed and unelss I allow him to lay on my chest and then he falls asleep right away. Its frustrating because im 5 months pregnant and wont be able to keep that up, especially when the new baby is here. Can anyone help with suggestions on why hes is doing this or how i can change it??


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Have you tried the cry-it-out technique? It's hard to do, but if you leave them to cry, only going in to lie them down but not talking to them or making any eye contact then eventually they'll go to sleep. First night is usually the hardest (some determined kids can take hours) but each consecutive night should be easier until eventually they'll be able to put themselves to sleep. It is quite hard to do, but that's what everyone reccommended to me. Hope it helps!

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