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10 mo stands and screams when placed in cot!

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NKffffffffa8710514X12116a03ee1 Thu 25-Jun-09 21:39:58

Hello Folks.

My DS is 10 months old. He has started screaming and thrashing around (standing up) if placed in his cot for naps or at bedtime, and I know nothing is wrong as when I pick him up he stops immediately. I can sometimes (rarely!) distract him with teddies in his cot - he plays happily for a while and then drifts off. This has come on very suddenly. Perhaps it's something to do with being able to stand up easily now?

Last night he slept in bed with me and DP as we were so desperate for sleep, but I don't want this to become a habit. I don't know if I should put my little one in his cot and leave him to scream - but he gets so upset that he throws his head around and I'm worried he'll hurt himself. Or perhaps this is all just a phase that will pass, but if so I'm at a loss as to how best to deal with it!

I feel like i'm moving backwards, as he was a good sleeper, didn't feed to sleep and he could self settle. After numerous attempts at putting him to bed, I sometimes end up feeding him to sleep (this only works if he has absolutely exhausted himself). I don't know how to deal with this without establishing a bad habit that he didn't have previously. Any advice would be so appreciated, thank you for reading my message.

Lucy

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