Re: Sleep Help - Not Cry it out
Of course a little reassurance doesnt hurt. It's ok to go in there and make sure there is nothing wrong, give him a hug and a kiss, but other then that, crying it out is the only way he is going to relearn to put himself to sleep. Otherwise, he is allways going to be dependant on you to do it. Perhaps if you started a bit of a ritual to start with.....ie....do you have a rocking chair in his room? if you do, you may try getting him that last bottle, sitting in his room, quietly rocking him while feeding and read him a story. This may make him a little more sleepy and ready to lay down. Also, try to cut his nap times down a little during the day so he's a little more crabby and sleepy at night. I'm a mom of 3, and I didnt have the nerve to let the first one cry it out. He was 3 before he started sleeping through the night without a need from me. The next two kids I let cry it out and they were sleeping through the night in no time.