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This is getting ridiculous!

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MrsMcAvoy Mon 14-Nov-16 19:37:17

My 9 month old DS is terrible at bedtime. Myself and DH are getting so fed up that we're considering cry it out methods, but how the hell can we do that when the minute he goes in the cot he sits up and won't even lie down?!

FATEdestiny Mon 14-Nov-16 22:25:04

I would stay with him, but do all settling in the cot.

Keep lying him back down repeatedly, form hand in his chest/back helps gently keep him pinned down. Then lots of care, reassurance, compassion with shushing, eye contact, stroking, patting and so on.

Yes? She'll cry. But you are there helping and caring. After a while she will eventually get it.

BunloafAndCrumpets Mon 14-Nov-16 22:27:09

I had a similar phase with dd - we used something called pick up put down, which I read about here and found on google. Hope things improve soon.cakewinecakewine

dinorawr Tue 15-Nov-16 01:02:29

Try putting something in his cot that smells like you? I took my pillow cover off and tucked it under his mattress where his head lies and that settled my little boy for a couple of nights at least from what I can remember.

dinorawr Tue 15-Nov-16 01:05:43

You could leave him to whinge for a couple of minutes, and then go back in without saying anything, lie him back down, give him his bottle if he has one, and his blanket and just repeat. Unless he gets really distressed obviously go and see to him, you know when something is up and when he's just crying because he wants to be out of his cot

MrsMcAvoy Tue 15-Nov-16 08:43:45

Thanks everyone. I'll try those suggestions. He used to be fine and all of a sudden every night is a battle. I'm putting it down to teething and hoping it will pass!

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