We have discovered a small problem. Crosby is so easy to put down for naps and at bedtime. Sure, he may protest every now and then. But for the most part, piece of cake. However, we have noticed a trend of increased difficulty sleeping somewhere other than his bed.
I started to worry a bit after our trip to Louisville. He had a rough time going down in the pack-n-play while we were there. If you recall, he ended up sleeping in the bed with me 2 nights in a row. That hasn't happened since he was a teenie tiny thing.
Anyway, history repeated itself last night and today. We spent last night with my parents so we could visit and get a head start on a trip to Birmingham this morning. Our night went smoothly until it came time to put Crosby to bed. As soon as he hit the pack-n-play, the screams and tears started. We tried crying it out for a few minutes but it was obvious that wasn't going to work. He was out of his element and scared, I suppose. He did the same thing when I tried to put him down for a nap today in Birmingham. He was exhausted both times but couldn't fall asleep. He eventually passed out cuddled in bed with Blake last night. Then I transferred him to the pack-in-play. This afternoon, he just slept in my arms, which I admit, I sort of enjoyed! :)
We need to fix this. Overnights at the grandparents are rapidly approaching. I don't want them to deal with a fussy baby at bedtime. And I don't want him sleeping with the grandparents or us when we are away from home. I tried following the sleep gooroos advice of always putting him to sleep in his bed. But his bed can't go everywhere we do! Hmmmm...
Please share if you have any suggestions!!!!
Just thought I would seek advice on this minor dilemma.
Daddy Daughter Dance
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