Monday, January 19, 2009
Baby Advice Please!!
I have this book called BABYWISE and I know it works. There's also a book called Baby Whisperer and I've been told that works too. I've been a little off schedule when it comes to Hayden's day. I don't really like hearing him cry so I tend to either nurse him to sleep or rock him to sleep. I'm supposed to let him cry 15-20 minutes and then check on him and then leave and hope he goes to sleep. The book says that it could take up to like 30 minutes! This past weekend wasn't fun. Thursday night he was up every hour from 1:00 on. Friday night he woke up at midnight and I let him cry it out (it took an HOUR!) Saturday night was the same thing but this time paul sat outside the door and just listened the whole time. Last night he slept until 5 but he hardly got good naps during the day so he was really tired by night time. So I'm wanting any advice I can get from all you mothers of toddlers. Do I just need to suck it up and listen to him cry for that long? I'm scared that if I don't he will never learn to fall asleep on his own and I'll never get a good nights rest. Also I'm supposed to know the difference between his cries... when he was a newborn he would cough in his cry when hungry, he doesn't do that anymore. I just don't know what to do and I'm getting frustrated. HELP!