This week we are talking about babies standing in cribs. Check out what our reader said.
"My 9 month old, who has more often than not been good to go down for naps & bedtime, has recently figured out how to stand & jump in his crib and it has changed life! It seems that no matter how tired he is when I lay him down, before long he'll be standing up and then crying. I'm not sure if the crying is because he's super tired, doesn't know how to get down, is afraid to fall, or probably is just too tired to think! I've heard that you can just go in and help them lay down without any fanfare and this seems to work at first, but pretty soon he's back up again and crying almost the moment he stands up! His pediatrician suggested just leaving him alone and that eventually he would learn to go to sleep and that he'd be okay even if he fell. I really want to try this, but because he's been sick & teething lately I keep wondering if he really does needs me. On the other hand, I'm starting to believe that I'm just reinforcing him & he knows if he cries long enough I'll come in. It probably seems worse than it is because I've been sick lately & want to sleep too, but still, I would love some ideas. Thanks!"
So help her out:
What do you do when your baby stands in his/her crib and won't go to sleep?
Do you let your baby cry and just sit down on his/her own? How has this worked
What else have you tried?
What age did your baby stop doing this?
What other tips can you give for babies who won't go to sleep in their crib?
This is our last reader request until someone sends us another one! Thanks for reading.