My DD is 7mo....She has coslept with us from the beginning, but always has been able to do her own crib till now.
My husband has shared some concern that he would like the occasional night with me alone in bed, and so I have been working on her sleeping in her crib better. She goes to bed at 7:30, after a nice bath, but wakes usually every 2-3 hours, if not sooner. Sometimes even 30 minute intervals. I usually give up and bring her in the bed with me because I am exhausted.
Last night was the worst to date! I told myself I was going to stick it out, and keep putting her in her bed after she woke. So everytime she cried, I would rock her back to sleep, and attempt to put her back in her bed. And EVERY TIME, she sense she was being put into her bed and would scream. This happened every 15 minutes, till 3:00am. I changed her, nursed, etc. The ONLY time she was happy is when she was in my arms, nursing.
She is teething right now, has 2 bottom teeth coming in so I attribute some of her neediness to this. But I'm not sure about the rest, is this just a phase?
An IDEAL night for me for her, would be, Bed at 7:30, wake every 3 hours to nurse but be able to be put BACK in crib each time, then at around 4:30 bring her into my bed for the remainder of the morning (when hubby leaves for work) And then occasionally, I don't mind bringing her in bed a full night. I just don't like how she screams and cries if she's put into her crib. When she is in her crib, she has to be swaddled or she wakes up at the slightest sound or flails her arms. HOWEVER, when she's in bed with me, she sleeps so peacefully. I just wish her crib wasnt such a fight, because I can't go to bed with her at 7:30pm!
Does anyone have any ideas?? I'm so frusterated at times I want to just walk away and let her cry, but I am REALLY against that. I don't want to do CIO, even tho at times I am so at my wits end :(