Ashley - posted on 10/03/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )
My son is 9 weeks old and is the worst sleeper. He will not settle to sleep. He requires at least 45 minutes of eating and snuggling before you can even think about putting him down. He also has to be dead asleep. Even then its not 5 minutes before he's up again. I've gotten him to go to bed at night but everynight is different and its only about 3 hour increments at a time. He ALWAYS kicks his blankets off too which doesn't worry me too much since we live in AZ and his whole life so far it has been triple digit temps around the clock. Sometimes he won't nap all day because its impossible for me to hold him for hours while he sleeps. Also sleeping with my husband and I is not an option. Our dog has always slept with us and we don't wanna him to get even more jealous of the baby. We even tried just letting him cry for a few minutes since we have to do that in the car but he is very persistent and the crying reaches a very intense level after about 3 minutes. What can we do he needs his sleep and I need to get off the couch for a night.