He just won't no matter how tired he gets he just won't go to sleep without a fight and it just seems like we've tried everything. We've had some success with swaddling him so tightly it feels like we're tying him up to sleep and we've tried CIO but it's really hard for me(I'm trying to do it right now and I have to wear headphones and turn the music up so I can't hear him cry or else I can't do it). Other things we've tried are rocking,fans, cuddling,even letting him sleep in our bed but it just never seems to get any better.And even when we get him to sleep if he escapes the wrap he starts sleep crawling,wakes up and is madder then ever because he's sleepy. He also struggles with nightmeres but I guess there's not much to do about either of those.
How do you make it so they go to sleep or have I already tried everything and just need to deal with that he's just a bad sleeper?
edit: I don't expect him to sleep through the night I just want him to sleep at all because this really seems to bother him as well as us.Answer Question
Answer by older at 6:48 PM on Apr. 4, 2011
Answer by piwife at 6:50 PM on Apr. 4, 2011
We always found it worked best for us to get into a sleep time routine that was always the same. Bath, diaper change, swaddling, lights out, drapes pulled, soft music on or singing, cuddling/rocking/swaying. Not all of these things but what works for you. When the baby got drowsy he was laid down. If done in the same manner, all the time, the baby picks up on the cues and knows it's time for sleeping. The lady I do childcare for has also asked me to follow a set routine with her baby. If the baby cries at all it isn't for long. And I don't mean screaming his lungs out, but minor fussing. This is what worked for us. Your baby might cry longer since it will be a change for him but it will work. I wish you the best.
Answer by elizabr at 7:10 PM on Apr. 4, 2011
Answer by 08MrsAllen at 7:15 PM on Apr. 4, 2011
Answer by piwife at 7:21 PM on Apr. 4, 2011
Answer by salexander at 10:54 AM on Apr. 5, 2011
Answer by jaceyrayesmom at 12:36 PM on Apr. 5, 2011