11 month old waking at 3am - is controlled crying the only way to help him sleep through?
Hi, my baby is waking regularly at 3am and only resettles when I lay my hands on him. And sometimes even this does not work. He also then sometimes wakes up around 5am and I have to try to resettle him again, and often give up and take him into bed.
I have managed to wean him off all milk in the night so he has his last bottle at 7pm. He is on 3 good meals a day, with ample milk to supplement this, is taking a good afternoon nap of about 2 hours, (he doesn't seem to need his morning nap these days) and we have a good bedtime routine in place.
I am aware that he needs to learn to resettle by himself but I really am not keen to go down the controlled crying route, as I don't think he is going to respond well to it, but I feel I have little option if he is is ever going to sleep.
Any advice on alternatives?
Also, if I do embark on the cc route, how do I deal with a baby who stands in his cot?
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