How many moms out there let their baby cry it out?

I have a 6 month old baby, and we are having problems at night with him waking up, I am having problems with just letting him cry himself to sleep after I have tried everything from orajel, feeding him, changing his diaper etc. He just wants to be held all the time. I feel so guilty when he cries, so i'm always... show more I have a 6 month old baby, and we are having problems at night with him waking up, I am having problems with just letting him cry himself to sleep after I have tried everything from orajel, feeding him, changing his diaper etc. He just wants to be held all the time. I feel so guilty when he cries, so i'm always holding him. My husband wants me to just put him in his bed and let him cry himself to sleep. Any advise????
Update: I do currently co-sleep. Tried putting him in the babybed it doesn't work, he screams his head off.
Update 2: Thanks to My Avatars Hot, maybe I should make sure he doesn't have an ear infection, that has never crossed my mind.
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