Difficulty with sleep training
It took over 2hrs the first night of the shuffle, we continued along with it, but there never was any noticeable decrease in crying. After a week, we thought we would try just leaving the room as some people say that your presence may just get your baby worked up. We tried the "3-day solution" where you let your baby cry for 1 hour before doing checks. She cried for the hour and then through a few checks. That didn't seem to work either.
The average baby supposedly cries on average 45minutes before they fall asleep. Our baby can seemingly cry for hours.
We were leaning on a more gentle way of sleep training, but as it stands now, it still takes 1-2hrs for her to fall asleep with holding, patting, shushing. We stopped rocking a few weeks ago and do not want to start again (it also was starting to not work, which was why we started the training).
We are at a loss of what to do. It only seems like the Cry-it-Out method may be the only thing left.
Anyone have any insights or ideas? We already have a bedtime routine, black out blinds, white noise. Her daytime schedule is pretty consistent, on a 3 nap day. The naps are however in a sling that is the only way she sleeps more than 30 minutes.