Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:16 pm
Post subject: Struggling to keep 1 year old in crib after waking up
Hello all, our 1 year old son has always had a hard time going to sleep on his own, he was colic as a newborn and ha always had a picky stomach. We have co slept with him every night probably up to a month ago, where we decided to try CIO as no other method was working for us. He sleeps well for naps he had 1 nap a day now at 10am, he wakes up at 7am, sometimes he can sleep 2.5 hrs for his naps but usually averages around 1 hr 45 mins. We start our bedtime routine at 7pm which is a bath, than a story than a bottle. We put him in the crib awake and tell him we love him and than we leave the room with the light off and close the door. He will typically cry for 5-10 mins and than he will fall asleep. This isn't the hard part, the hard part is when he wakes up after being asleep , most times he will awake after 3 or 5 hrs crying his eyes out. I swear he couldn't cry any harder, Is this where we should just let him cry for 10 mins than go comfort him and than leave again and just repeat the process. Im not sure why he can put himself to sleep the first time but never the second time. Any suggestions? Thanks all!