I have a generally awesome happy baby except I would say like once a week I have a cranky baby who A. cries ALL day or B. has a crazy 2+ hour meltdown.
I'm trying to soothe with everything I can think of but it doesn't work so I feel like I have her crying it out on her own...sometimes in my arms, sometimes in her swing. All the recent reading I've done on the effects of crying it out make me moreso want to try and fix her myself.
Anyway, just wondering your thoughts or what you do on bad days or for long meltdowns (longer than 1 hr).
If the baby cries until exhaustion in your arms do you think that is "crying it out"?
EDT: when these days arise I seriously try every trick in the book from the 5 S's to walking outside, to carrides.