- 8 years ago
- Wedding: December 2009
My little man was doing well but we have hit some serious bumps in the road as of late. We were using a sleep positioner and he was sleeping through the night a few times a week. We took the sleep positioner out after the big warning that came out and we haven’t gotten a good nights sleep since then. We also just had a growth spurt, at 13 weeks, which made things even worse and I have been getting up every 2 1/2 hours.
We have always had issues with him fighting sleep. We have never been able to get him to put himself to sleep. When he gets tired he gets very upset and fights it like crazy. We have always just held him tight and rocked him until he calmed down and then put him to bed after he was asleep. We have tried so many other things and they haven’t worked. Trying to soothe him while standing next to him or soothing him and putting him back down doesn’t work either. He gets upset and wound up very quickly if you lay him down and leave him to sleep.
At this point hubby is really pushing to do CIO but I have told him that I don’t want it to come to that. I have ordered one of the “No Cry Sleep Solution” books but I am waiting for it to come in the mail.
Anyone have any ideas?
He is currently still being swaddled and we do play classical music while he’s sleeping. I’ve been trying to get a bed time routine going but we have no type of consistent schedule at this point so that has been tough.
I’m really getting frustrated at this point. It affects every part of our lives. I hardly go out during the week when I am home with him because he will get upset once he gets tired (instead of sleeping in his car seat) and he is tired a lot because he can’t take a decent nap unless I lay down with him. It’s really making it hard to enjoy the fact that I get to be home with him so much.
Thanks for any ideas that anyone can offer.