Alright blogger world...
I NEED HELP!!!
The boy is NOT sleeping and we have have ENOUGH!
We have been in our house for about 2 months now and I have NEVER spent the night on my bed.
We are pretty consistent with our bedtime routine.
Dinner, bathtime, stories with milk, brush teeth, prayers then night night.
Most of the time he goes down without a problem and by 7:30-8:00 (as long as I am in the room with him).
Then I leave and he is good for a while (3-4 hours)
Then he wakes up and wont go back to sleep unless I go back in the room.
I dont have to do anything though, I just sit there.
If I have enough energy I go back to our room.
This usually happens twice then I am too tired so I end up sleeping in his room for the rest of the night.
Any ideas how we can change this?
Crying it out DOES NOT work!
We tried it when he was 4 months, 6 months and right when we moved in. This boy has STAMINA!!! He would cry for 30mins stop and fall asleep for about 5mins then repeat the process.
We are honestly not believers of the crying it out method...At least not for Hyrum. He could and would cry for 3 hours (or more) straight. And we dont want that.
My theory is that he has major separation anxiety.
He was sleeping in the same room as us up until 2 months ago.
When he was an infant, I would put him in our bed and nurse him back to sleep.
When he got a bit older, I would just put him straight back to our bed whenever he would wake up.
The 4 months that we were in NZ he was on the same bed as me every night.
It just seemed easier that way.
So how do I break it?