I went through this with my first DD. when she got around 8-9 months, she began to fight sleep. We tried everything to get her to sleep, and I mean EVERYTHING we could think of or were advised to try, but DH and I would eventually have to put her in her crib and let her scream it out.
Now my second DD is almost 10 months and she is now fighting sleep. She'll fall asleep, but when we lay her down, she wakes up screaming her head off. Again, we try everything we know of, but nothing works.
She's clearly tired, eyes are puffy and red and she's constantly yawning or rubbing her eyes, but she won't go to sleep.
Here's a list of things we try:
Warm lavender bath
Laying down with her
Singing a lulliby
Checking her diaper
Checking to see if her gums are hurting
We turn off lights and all electronics so she's not interested in anything
Reading her a Dr. Suess book
Anyone have any other suggestions that we can try? I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!