All babies are different. Has he been fussy in the evening (the time when colic, gas etc. makes them cranky and not even holding seems to work) ever since he was born? Structure to the evening to help him and you wind down from the activity of the day? I let my son cuddle in on me on his stomach and early on he would settle this way and go to sleep after a feed and burp. My body heat kept his tummy warm, lots of patting of the back and butt, and it let me get some doze time too. I wasn't worried about whether or not I could hear him breathing either that close. Babies that age don't need a bath every night so on evenings of the full bath I plan it for between feedings and close to the last feed before 'bedtime' so he's clean, cozy since post bath is moisturizing massage, clean and dry, and same set up as usual bedtime with room light dim, cuddle and rock while feed and then he's ready to go down for the night.
at 12:00 AM on Sep. 15, 2009