We are trying to get our 5 month old ds on a sleep schedule. He fights me tooth and nail on naps and going to bed at night.
I put him in his crib with his bink but he gets himself so worked up that he needs rocked to sleep. It has become a horrible, vicious cycle.
He doesn't nap longer than 45 minutes either and come evening he is way overly tired. Yesterday he did two 20 minute cat naps in the morning and a nap around 4 for 45 minutes.
He is upstairs yelling right now and I am about to go up and rebink and soothe him by rubbing his head. I will NOT pick him up. I refuse to make the same mistake I did with my oldest where I had to rock and or lay with him until he was asleep.
Please help. Where did I go wrong?