i have boy/girl twins that are 4 months old and a 4 year old son. well my 4 year old goes to school. anyways i babysit my friends 5 month old little boy and i need to know ways to get him to sleep. he gets fussy and cries when he is tired and sometimes he wont go to sleep and sometimes if he does its only for about 15 mins and hes up again and fussy. on monday i watched him and from 630 am until 230 pm he only slept for about 15 mins maybe 20 at the most. and then went to sleep at 230 pm for about 1 1/2 hours. i dont know how to get him to sleep. and his mom says he cries himself to sleep all the time. its hard when i already have 2 babies to take care of. and some days he cries alot and wants to be held all the time and i cant hold him all day when i have 2 others to take care of. i just need a little help. i want to contunie watching him for my friend cuz she has nobody else to watch him.Answer Question
When my kids were like that it helped to rub the side of there cheek with my finder and it would put them to sleep. All so have you tried giving him a pacifier? or playingmusic? All so rocking worked for me as well. Most things take time to get them to sleep and it sounds like you don't have much of that. I use to run a day care years ago and I would put the child I had problems with getting to sleep in my room in a playpen and let them cry for about 5 to 10 minutes at a time. Normally they would drift off to sleep by the time I went back in to check on them. I hope this is of some help. Good Luck to you.
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