Brenna - posted on 03/04/2015 ( 7 moms have responded )
I have very literally tried everything. My son is 5 months old now, and ever since day one I haven't been able to get him to sleep anywhere but on my chest or in my arms. I've been trying for months now to get him to sleep in his crib for nap times. But he refuses. The only way I can get him to sleep is if I rock him in my arms first till he's pretty much asleep, then set him in the crib soooooooo gently so he won't wake up. But if he does happen to notice my arm sliding out from under him, its game over. He's immediately awake and will NOT go back to sleep. I've tried everything. I've tried the 'put him in the crib drowsy method', I've tried the 'let him cry it out method', I've tried getting him into a routine so he knows its nap time by rocking him a bit and snuggling with him and playing his lullabies, but NOTHING works. He will lay in that crib for hours either crying or playing, never going to sleep unless I rock him until he's completely asleep and THEN put him in his crib. He even fights me now when I try and rock him, by crying and trying to push away from me. He literally acts like nap time is torture. I'm losing my mind. PLEASE PLEASE I have no idea what to do at this point. This is my first child and I'm a single mother, so I'm completely lost on all of this.