Brittany - posted on 02/25/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )
My 2 month old son suddenly is extremely picky on how he goes to sleep for the night. He used to either nurse to sleep or would fall asleep while being cuddled. Now he'll scream if I offer him the breast. The only time he's content just being held and cuddled is if my husband (not me), thumps his back (like when you burp a baby).
I've tried just setting him down in his bassinet, both in our room away from the noise of what we are doing and in the livingroom with us; but he wont have any of that either. I've tried rocking him while offering the breast. He likes being covered by a blanket, but hates to be swaddled.
In the end he ends up falling asleep from sheer exhaustion. More over this only happens for night time. He naps just fine. Once I get him down for the night he sleeps great and has no problems falling asleep after his nighttime feeding.
I would like to be consistant, but what often works the night before doesn't the next night.
Does anyone have any ideas?