Ok ladies - I'm not sure what to do here...looking for advice/suggestions.
(Let me preface by saying, my son slept through the night from 4-6 months consistently.)
I posted about a month ago about my son waking a lot during the night and I was pretty convinced it was teething (top 2 coming in at the same time). Fast forward to today and it's still happening...
Weird thing is; some nights he will sleep right through. But our typical night these days is to put him to bed around 7:00pm, and he's up every hour on the nose (crying) until 11:00pm. After those wakings, he conks out until morning. We try to not rush in there right away and see if he settles back down, but the last couple nights he turns into an inconsolable baby and we've had to offer a bottle to settle him. Which I'm scared might turn into a habit again...?
I do rock him to sleep at nighttime. It's part of our bedtime ritual and because I work all day, I don't necessarily want to give that up because it's the only snuggle time I get all day. But I'm getting scared that if we don't try CIO soon, we'll miss the window and really have a hard time. But,I know he can put himself to sleep, because he's done it before...many times.
What would you do...consider it a phase and go with it? consider it teething still (the top 2 aren't in all the way yet)? or would you try CIO?