DD has fought sleep since day 1. Now she's almost 6 months old. We have a bed time routine, when she starts to show she's getting sleepy I get her in her jammies, give her a baby oil massage then feed her a warm bottle (and a bath a few times a week). From there the next few hours and pretty bad. She will close her eyes then open them and SCREAM. She has taken to screaming her head off as a new way to fight sleep. There's some nights she will cry for 2 or 3 hours before falling asleep. she's not colicy, she's nto in pain, she's just fighting sleep. It doesn't matter if we hold her, or if she's in the crib. Nothing I've tried works. She's too big for her swaddling blankets. We've tried CIO but she just keeps crying. She will thrash around to keep herself awake, take out her paci (a new trick she's learned) or just lay there and hum... All the while struggling very very hard to keep her eyes open. I need help!!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:17 AM on Jun. 1, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by myangelnevaeh at 10:29 AM on Jun. 1, 2010
I feel so bad for the parents and babies that don't breastfeed. 99.9% of breastfed babies fall asleep nursing. You may not be able to lay them down, but they fall asleep.
My grandson was a screamerÂ & needed magic milky. My sonÂ lost his job and my dil went back to work andÂ my son & IÂ were left with trying to figure out the best way to get my grandson to sleep. When my grandson was this age we all lived together. My son would just hold him still and he would cry for an hour and finally go to sleep.
I started playing James Blunt music videos on the computer. It worked! Some people would say James Blunt bored him to sleep. He is now 20 mo and he loves music videos and live music. When he is tired we will watch videos and I hold him for naps. He has itchy, painful eczema.
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