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My sons 10months and won't sleep in his cot

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RoseeeC1995 Mon 22-Aug-16 15:47:03

Hi Mums,

My son won't sleep in his cot and to be honest it's completely my own fault I'm 21 and his my first so I was silly with sleeping in his cot. I have to get him asleep first then put him in there and then after 2 hours max his awake again and I have to do the same thing sometimes he even try's to play and it takes me a good couple of hours to get him back to sleep and then put him in his cot!. I'm literally so tired I just need some advice on what to do, I've tried the leaving him to cry but it honestly breaks my heart I just can't do it. Surly he should be sleeping through the night

Thank you

fifitrixibellethe1st Mon 22-Aug-16 15:54:37

I'm afraid you're going to have to strap a pair on and deal with a bit of heart break. I had this problem with my first (and only). This was the only way to do it. I left my DD in her cot, switched off the listener (knowing she was perfectly safe) and didn't switch it back on for at least half an hour, by which time she was fast asleep. Only had to do this twice, never had a problem again. I have to admit though that I did have my fabulous MIL with me at the time. It was all her idea (she couldn't believe that we had been holding her until she slept for months) and I don't think I would have done it without her being there. It is, without a doubt, the thing that I am most grateful to her for because it restored my sanity!

Dixiechick17 Mon 22-Aug-16 22:52:52

I used the pick up put down method,worth a Google. I didn't want to do cry it out either, and was more comfortable with this, worked great for us. She is now 15 Months and on nights she doesn't go to sleep straight away she happily rocks around her cot until she eventually settles herself. She doesn't sleep through though, as she's a late teether and they're all now suddenly appearing hmm

Dixiechick17 Mon 22-Aug-16 22:53:22

Pick up put down took three evenings of total commitment to work for us.

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