My kid seems to wake up right when we'd like him to settle down (about 10-11 pm). Usually we get him to sleep and then he pops awake after just a few minutes. Then he fusses for a bit and only quiets when nursing (which I can't manage lying down). Then sometime in the wee hours he starts full blown screaming, for several hours. Nothing seems to help. DP finds himself irrationally angry and can't take it for long. He is advocating trying crying it out... which we sort of do already out of exhaustion, except I stay with the baby and hold him without otherwise trying to comfort him as he kicks and screams. He naps OK during the day, though often needs quite a bit of help settling down to sleep for a nap (similar techniques don't help at night). Any thoughts or suggestions? I am really feeling at the end of my rope, and my work is really suffering.
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2/22/10 at 12:21pm