Alison - posted on 07/27/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
I dont know how to get my baby to sleep, some nights (and days) he will cry for hours before either he finally runs out of steem or I end up feeding him to sleep and even that doesn't always work. We've had a few nights where its taken 6 or 7 hours to get him to sleep.
Currently I'm trying controlled crying because I dont know what else to do. He's on medication for colic which seems to have helped a bit, he's got stuff for teething because I think that may also be an issue (he dribbles a lot an chews on his hand and our fingers all the time) and sometimes I give him panadole which sometimes helps but i then dont know if he's gone to sleep because the pain has stopped or because he's just so exhausted and I dont like giving him to much medication, but again I dont know what else to try. Sometimes I think he's just a stubourn child who is fighting the sleep.
Any ideas and suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks