oh my... that is so young :( she doesn't want to be by herself, clearly.
Quoting Just Ames:" :shock: :? "
how does this help me
An hour and a half? At five months old? Just get rid of the schedule. You don't have to let her CIO. I held my daughter until she fell asleep for the first 3 months and now, at 4 months old, I can just put her down when she's sleepy and she goes to sleep on her own without fussing. I really think it's because she trusts I'm going to be there when she starts crying.
"I have been putting her in her room for naps for months now, we don't co-sleep. She is 5 months old now. Why hasn't she gotten used to this routine by now?"
Because it is YOUR routine. She is barely 5 months old. She hasn't even been outside of your womb for the amount of time she spent in there! In case you didn't know babies are on their own schedule, you just provide them what they need when they require it. Shame on you for being so hard on an infant.
And trying to make her nap every 1 1/2 hours is crap. I'm not one to throw parenting books around but you should seriously invest in one or two.
Quoting Snurrie:" how does this help me"
Because that's all I was going to give you until I couldn't help but let you know how ridiculous your "routine" and expectations are.
Quoting Snurrie:" I don't mean that I let her cry for 1.5 hrs....thats how much awake time she has between naps until I put her to bed"
Yes I know that. That's not very long of awake time for a 5 month old. You just need to get rid of the schedule is what I'm saying. Just let her be in charge for now. She's still little bitty.
Your poor baby. 5 months old is to young to CIO
That's a little young for her to be CIO. She doesn't want to be alone, and she's not used to it because babies, especially young ones, could care less about routine.
What the hell?! Because YOU are ready for her to nap, babies change sleep schedules & naptimes. You aren't doing anything but stressing your baby out. That's why she cries. I never leave my son alone to cry like that. Ever. He's 7 months old & we do co-sleep because he's afraid of the dark & has trouble getting to sleep on his own.
She wants to be held and she's still really little. Toss the routine and try again in a few months.
Don't let her cry longer than like, 2 minutes if that. It isn't good for their development to cry themselves to sleep for every nap. I also wouldn't be putting her down at the exact same time for naps every single day. Way too young for a routine. Most adults don't even have routines that rigid.