Baby wont sleep without being help

Lindsay - posted on 03/13/2015 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I have a fourth month old baby who has developed the terrible habit of only sleeping if my husband or I hold him. It used to just be for naps but now he is waking up in the middle of the night and wont go back to sleep unless he is in our arms. My husband literally held him from 3-6 this morning. Is there anything I can do other than just letting him "cry it out"?

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Lindsay - posted on 03/13/2015

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I wish he was sleeping through the night without eating, but my son loves the boobs (he is around 17lbs and 4 months). I'll go in and feed him and he falls back to sleep, but then wakes up 30 minutes later and that is when the crying starts. My son will never say no to the boob, but only nibbles at night. He was waking up every two hours (after an initial 5 hour stretch), but when we hold him he will last 3 or 4 hours.

Lindsay - posted on 03/13/2015

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We have tried pretty much everything... swaddling, pacifier, sound machines, etc. Typically he would fall asleep breast feeding and I could put him to bed, but now it just isn't working anymore. My pediatrician would always say "the baby is the boss for the first four months" so I would always hold him during nap times and do whatever it took so he wouldn't cray. I feel like I created a monster though. He is taking a nap right now, on my chest... refuses to sleep in the crib. I think he is definitely teething though, his favorite thing to do now a days is to chew on his fingers.

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