E is a good sleeper. As long as we’re holding her. Otherwise, she does not rest. It’s amazing. So, despite knowing that she could DIE because of it, we keep her in bed with us at night. I feed her as often as she wants to be fed during the course of any night (which is pretty close to every 5 hours), and she sleeps like an angel the rest of the night.
We’ve tried having her sleep in her crib – no dice. We’ve tried having her sleep in the pack-n-play – no luck. We’ve even brought in a bassinette for her to sleep in – no thanks, said E. “Right next to Mom is where I want to be!”
So, she’s in bed with us. My hubby is terrified of rolling over her, so we keep her away from him. I keep her next to me, since I don’t move at night. It’s nice having her so close, but really, I’d love for her to sleep in her own space. We’d both be much more comfortable with her at least in the bassinette.
SO, who has some advice for us? What have you done? I thought I’d try the cry-it-out method, but I simply haven’t been able to stand more than 30 seconds of her crying before I want to solve her problems. I just feel too bad about her crying. Any other advice? Cry-it-out is our absolute last resort.