Talk to me about "Cry It Out".
So, daughter will be 6 weeks old tomorrow (dear God how times flies). She is absolutely not having any of this sleeping in her bassinet. Or pack and play. Or rock and play. Or car seat. Or swing. Or anything. The only place she will sleep is on my wife or I.
Every now and then, we can get her to sleep in one of the aforementioned contraptions but it is for small bursts of 10-30 minutes once a day or so. Sometimes. Rarely.
I was talking about this at work today and one of the guys here (who does have 3 small kids, 9, 6, and 3) said that we need to let her "cry it out". He basically said him and wife did the same thing we are doing with their first child. With the next two, they had to let her cry herself to sleep for a few nights in a row and after that- she would sleep fine in her bassinet.
Now, something inside of me just doesn't agree with this. Anytime we hear her cry- I want to come get her. She will cry/stretch a little bit and sometimes she will stop. We usually pick her up when she flips her *** and goes into full scream mode.
But then something inside of me also says "this guy has 3 kids so he must be doing something right by now" so want to trust what he says.
I don't know. I guess I am just a little confused and unsure of what to do. On one hand, I really feel like if she is crying something is wrong- even if she just needs to be held so one of us should be holding her. On the second hand, my wife and I haven't slept in the same bed together at the same time since she was born. We are both just really sleep deprived, irritable, tired, and just powering through this phase.
Just looking for some advice I guess. Or just venting. Or both.