Hi! I would really appreciate all of your assistance about this issue.
My baby turned 6 months about a week ago. I put her to bed consistently at 8:30 pm but the biggest problem is she doesn't stay asleep and doesn't know how to put herself to sleep. Normally she feeds around 2:30 and 5:30 am (which the pediatrician says she we should eliminate since her growth is good and she should be sleeping 12 hours). Anyway, that hasn't been working. She said put her down and if she cries wait at least 6 minutes.
Last night, I would sooth her by rubbing her back and saying shhh. I didn't run to her immediately like I normally do. She fell back to sleep like once doing this. But all the other times she would cry and cry and work herself up. I ended up picking her up, rocking her and feeding her at 2:30 and 5:30 just like usual! What am I going to do to be able to get her to go to sleep? Please help! I will be going back to work in two weeks and need to have a plan. Thanks so much!!