Larissa - posted on 09/11/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )
My son is 3 weeks old. I am trying to get him on a eat/wake/sleep schedule (I want to try the Babywise method), but I absolutely cannot get him to go to sleep after his wake time. He tends to have longer wake times...closer to 1 1/2 to 2 hours. By the time his wake time is over, it's time for another feeding and then he falls asleep. I don't want him to have to feed before he falls asleep, but no other method works. I have tried swaddling, rocking, having him sleep on my chest, the front pack, even crying it out (he has lungs and will seriously cry for 45+ minutes). He is otherwise a relatively happy, healthy baby, but for consistency sake, it is really hard to set up a routine when I can't get him on a regular cycle and I don't know how to get him to not need a feeding before sleep. Help! Any advice would be greatly appreciated.