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Hi ladies. I was wondering if any of your little angels fights their sleep and what do you do to get them to sleep? Tiago fights us to the death. During the day, he wants to see the world. At night, he has hos days where nothing I do works. Last noght was one of these nights? This little boy needs MUCH more sleep than what he is getting. By night, he is soo overtired that he fights me even harder! I definitly could use some suggestions... we have rocked him, patted him, laid with him, walked with him, car, mobile, projector, hum to him, pat him, nurse him, formula feed, etc, etc, etc. Lol
Have you tried playing white noise? Sometimes I have to resort to that to get Kaeldra to fall asleep. I just play a video of it on YouTube. If you search "white noise for babies," there are a bunch of different videos. Hope you find something that works soon!
Sometimes there's just nothing to do but wait it out. Avery is finally getting better about falling asleep but there was a looooong time she fought tooth and nail. All I could do was walk around with her head buried in my chest with the pacifier and wait for her to wear herself out. Those were the nights I cried and screamed in the pillow. One night I even asked her why she hated me and DH heard and got all bent out of shape. I was just exhausted. Sounds like you've tried just about everything. I have noticed if I try to put Avery down and she wakes back up fighting and can set her in my lap watching tv for like 15 minutes and when she gets a little fussy try again and she'll go down easier. Good luck hon.
We have had issues with Brock fighting his naps. I have found putting him on his playmat seems to do the trick, I was worried before about where he should take naps, now I only care that he gets them in. He on occasion fights about bed at night, his little eyes get so red an he tries his best to keep them open. We just wait it out. Singing, reading or just holding him have been helpful. My husband started to play with him last night when it happened and those couple of minutes did the trick, he had no energy left to fight.
Last edited by Mrsbowbin; August 24th, 2013 at 06:45 AM.
Glad I am not alone! It is so frustrating though. I walk around endlessly with him. Even take him outside so the mosquitos can feast on my body! Lol. I know he will get there eventually. Just getting impatient. Lol
Kody fights sleep too. Sometimes I have had luck when I've stuck his bassinet next to the TV so that he could watch until he fell asleep. It seems like sometimes he likes a lot of noise and hubbub to fall asleep to. My mom says with me, I fought sleep too, I never wanted to miss a thing. She would let me stay awake in my crib and play till I dropped from exhaustion.
You could ask your pediatrician about chamomile, too, and see if it's ok to give.
My little guy is a crazy sleep fighter. I literally used to walk around the house with the baby bjorn on, with my white noise cell phone app and singing for hours just to get him down. The ped. gave us permission at his 3 month appointment to let him cry it out. The first time was hard but that's what we've been doing. He cries for 10 minutes max now and then just passes right out. Sometimes he only cries for 1 or 2 minutes and sometimes not at all. I'm not sure if you are comfortable with that, but with my little guy he cried when I was holding him anyway so it was really no different. DH and I are are so thankful we started this because he ALWAYS puts himself to sleep and has been sleeping longer too!
Mom to Irish Twins 10 months apart and the loves of my life!
Chloe does this now and then, and the only way i can get her to sleep is by rapping her nice and tight in her blanket (like they did in the hosp), and take her in the living room with her pacifier and turn up the music and rock her, and she is out in like 10 mins or so.