I am so sleep deprived and so is baby. My LO is 10 mos old and has NEVER been a good sleeper. He used to sleep in his crib for 2-3 hours at a time (never longer) but for the last several weeks he won't even sleep at all in his crib. Don't judge me for what I am about to tell you...In a desperate attempt for sleep I have been sleeping with him on the couch (he on me). It's the only way I/he could get any sleep. The last couple of nights I have been able to get him to sleep a little in a full size bed with me beside him. He still wakes up every 1-2 hours. I have done CIO a little. He will cry for 2 hours and still not fall asleep. I don't know how long I should let him cry. I am not opposed to this method as it worked with my first son (he only cried for 45 mins at the most though). It is difficult because my older son and LO share a room and older one has school, therefore, I cannot really CIO in the middle of the night. Also, LO's new thing is he can be completely asleep and I lay him in crib and he pops right up and screams, eventually falls asleep sitting up and will never lay down. Once he fell over and slept but for only 1 hour. Although I am very desperate for sleep you other mothers can probably understand why I know I prob need to tough it out on a weekend or holiday the idea of what is too come is daunting, therefore, I keep putting it off. I need someone who has the same prob to chime in. If your LO hates crib and sleeps sitting up....please tell me what works for you. The poor little guy needs the sleep more than me as he has big bags under his eyes. In my heart I know I need to stick to the CIO over a weekend I guess I just need some cheerleaders. By the way, He is not the kind of baby that I can go in and "soothe." Makes it worse. No Ferber baby here. Plus, I am open to any suggestions. He's almost a year old and has never slept thru the night...2-3 hours tops even when he sleeps on me.
Thanks for listening and not judging :)