Amanda - posted on 10/02/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
I am having a really hard time trying to get my son to sleep through out the night. He used to fall asleep around 9 and only wake up maybe once through out the night. But when he was around 6 months old, all of a sudden he literally wakes up every other hour. I am getting up with him at least 4 times a night. People have told me just to let him cry and he will eventually fall asleep. That seems reallly mean.. but i did try it..after about ten minutes i gave up. i went to him and "tickled" his back until he fell asleep. This seems to do the trick. As much as I would love to "tickle" his back every night for him, I also need my sleep. I do work a full time job. And he needs a healthy and alert mother. I have tried many different things with him and nothing seems to stick. As soon as I think he has finally got into the habit of sleeping all night, we are back to the same ol thing, up every other hour. I am at a dead end and ran out of ideas. Could yall please help me?!!