Holly - posted on 06/22/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )
This is my second child and I have read all the sleep books, tried all the gimics, white noise, swaddle, side sleeping, dark room, rocking, walking, bouncing, pacifier (which 95% of the time he refuses). He gets to go to sleep at night by eating his night bottle and then going right to bed so he falls asleep while eating and/or burping. We have to hold him for at leat 5 minutes after eating. But during the day, he can't do this since he has reflux (doesn't need meds, just has to sit up for at least 20 minutes after eating). He has had sleep problems since 3 1/2 weeks so I am exhausted! I had one good week--week 7. Now it has been getting steadily worse since then. Trying the EASY method---but have a hard time obviously when he won't nap and it's too soon to feed OR he only sleep for 30 minutes. He starts crying as soon as we walk into his room---he knows! It takes me a long time to calm him down and get him quiet. Then I lay him down and we start the whole shhh patt thing and lots of times I have to get him back up, rock him till he is calm (which can take 15 minutes!) and then start all over again. If he does fall asleep (either in the crib while I am patting him, OR while I am rocking him--meaning that by the time I saw his eyes start closing and and got up to the crib, he was asleep) he will wake up 5 minutes later. If I am lucky, it's 15 minutes. Sometimes I can get him to go back to sleep with patting--but have to keep doing that every 15 minutes or more often! OR nothing works and he is screaming b/c he is awake. Don't have any reason for this---he is not in a growth spurt--just had one. He isn't at that peek fussing of 6-8 weeks--- isn't at the sleep cycle disturbance that comes around 4 months, at the earliest 3 months! Since I have had this problem since 3 1/2 weeks, I am starting to get exhausted and cry all day long. He won't even sleep on me---wakens every 5 minutes there too, the difference is he doesn't start screaming but can't get a good nap. Won't do the swing, car seat or anything. Any ideas? As you can tell I wrote it all out so I don't get the same responses since I have literally tried it all!