Hello there! It's 2 AM here and I can't find myself sleeping so here I am. As you have read on my Five Months Development post, I am still having a hard time putting Baby K to sleep. Tonight wasn't as bad as yesterday but it is still hard. I know she's sleepy and I have made sure that she's fed and has clean nappy but she just doesn't want to go to sleep. I tried doing the "crying out" method last night to see if it will work but I just feel bad. Everyone came running to the room asking if something has happened. I felt horrible doing that and it looks like everyone thinks I'm mad for doing that. I just can't see how else she's going to learn to self settle. She always wants me to nurse her to sleep which sometimes takes a long time. I love nursing her, but she doesn't want me to let go sometimes.
There's always a time that she's happily playing then decides to cry for no reason. Maybe her gums would be sore but other than that, nothing else. I am tired of carrying her from time to time because she'll get used to it and I'll end up doing nothing around the house. It's not bad to let your baby cry sometimes, right? I mean, if they don't really need anything. Sometimes, I will just move her to her play mat so she'll have more space to move around which helps but doesn't really last long.
I think I am such a horrible parent for letting her cry and everyone is making me feel that way. I just don't know why they don't understand that she needs it too so she won't have the luxury of being carried everywhere. Have you had this experience with your little one? I really need help and tips on how to handle this. Also, how did you teach your baby to self settle? I will really appreciate all your comments.