What about when the baby is older and not "crying" so much as "yelling in anger".
My dd is 14 months, she goes to sleep just fine in her crib but wakes up at least once. I come in with a sippy of water and leave the room. She throws a temper tantrum like when she's not allowed to play with something she wants. The longest it ever lasted was 15 minutes. Since that it has lessened to less than 2 minutes.
Honestly up until about a week and a 1/2 ago I would sit in there until she settled down,often falling asleep on the floor, but the second she heard a footstep she was up screaming. It was one night after playing this game from 2:30am to 4am that I had enough and just walked out, shut her door and laid in my bed across the hall. She screamed for all of 5 minutes before she was out without a peep until 7:45.
I was such a sucker giving into her tantrums. We all have gotten so much more sleep now that she is only yelling for one burst instead of repeatedly through the night.
Would you ladies have handled it any differently? Co-sleeping is out because she is a damn bed hog. :)
My 2 year old did that! I'm against CIO if all they want is to be held, cuddled and loved, but he would throw fits, no matter what I did! If I held him, it didn't help, and sometimes made it worse! He was your daughter's age when he did this. He also would be "screaming" in his crib, while staring at the tv! (Yes my kids have a tv in their room) I would watch him without him knowing it. He would be "crying" with no tears at all, and without ever taking his eyes off the tv! Lol!
October 11, 2012 at 1:17 AM
My youngest is 9 months old. Lately, I've been able to put her to bed, still awake, with little fuss because she doesn't usually last past 8pm. Last night she was up late playing, but she was getting so tired. She was fed and changed, and snuggled. when she fel, I just knew she was done, so I picked her up, kissed her and took her to bed. She cried for, I swear not even 20 seconds before she went to bed for b the night. If it had been anymore than a protest, then I would have picked her up until she felt safe again. It's taken this long, and I'm proud of both of us. Mind you, she's my third girl, and I was nowhere near this brave with my other two.,