Hi guys. I am a first time mother of a 5 month old little girl. She is such a good baby who is very pleasant and sweet. BUT when she gets tired, she will let you know. She will start getting fussy and rubbing her eyes, so I will pick her up, cuddle with her, and then lay her down in her crib with her mobile on/music playing.
As soon as I lay her down (i lay her down on her tummy because that is the ONLY way she will fall asleep), she starts the loud, non-stop crying unless I pick her up. She will roll over on her back crying even louder wanting me to pick her up. I just keep turning her over, rubbing her back, putting her pacifier back in her mouth, etc until she falls asleep. She WILL eventually go to sleep, but it takes anywhere from 10-20 minutes to get her down for a nap, and up to 30 minutes at bed time! Is this normal?? I let her cry it out sometimes, and I feel so guilty!
P.S.- she is on a routine and it's the same old stuff. I give her a bath around 7:30-8pm, a massage, a bottle, i cuddle with her, etc and then she is in bed by 9pm, 9:30 at the latest. she is also a very good sleeper...once she goes to sleep. she will get up around 7-7:30am every morning for a bottle and then go to sleep 10 minutes later and sleep until her next feeding at around 10:15am. Is she getting TOO much sleep? she takes 2-3 more naps during the day, one being 2 hours and the others being 45 minutes to an hour.