Jumping in on this post, but I would love to hear more people's experience and ideas about avoiding the cry-it-out method. I am having a difficult time because our 14 week old has recently been waking at night much more often. I feed him, and I don't mind getting up, but many nights he is also fussy and keeps me awake for 1-2 hours blocks from around 2am to 4am. Anyway, my husband keeps pressuring me to let him cry, my family and friends keep pressuring me to let him cry, but every fiber of my being resists this! I just feel really instinctively that is is wrong, especially at this age. It has worked for many people, I am sure, but I just cannot do it. Anyway, I would love to hear more about what you have done, resources used, web sites, etc. Free information would be best, because we cannot afford to buy books right now. Thanks! Our little guy naps well, goes in his bed awake most days and falls asleep on his own for naps, but at night he is a little crabapple! He sometimes takes two hours to get him to sleep, then wakes constantly, fussing and needing to be rocked. Then waking every two hours, sometimes to eat, sometimes just gassy and grumpy.