how can i get my 6month old son to sleep?

Jennifer - posted on 05/01/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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i have tried everything different music boxes,rocking hi, the swing, bouncy seat walking with him ive done it all he falls asleep and the minute i put him down he wakes up and i have to do it all again.. my child is very anti-sleep..haha

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Amanda - posted on 05/03/2010

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Teething tablets! They're like baby Vicoden lol. We swear by them. Also have you tried a nuk? Babies love to sooth themselves by sucking but its bad to let them have formula or juice. I used to rock my son to sleep, we have a glider and he absolutely loves it. He would sleep well through the night when we did that.

Veronica - posted on 05/02/2010

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my daughter sort of went through a similar sleeping game.
what i did was let her fall as-sleep with me and i would fall asleep OR just let her cry in the cot till she would fall asleep herself. i know its very hard to do. dont leave bubby in the cot for no longer then 20mins. wen bub calms dwn try agen. continue this for a while and see what happens.

also i did this with my daughter and now she h8s sleeping with me and my partner, she wants a bed to herself which is good. hehe

good luck i hope all goes well

Jennifer - posted on 05/01/2010

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thank you.. i bought some of those tonight and gave him 2 of those and ibprofine and he is sleeping :o)

Alix - posted on 05/01/2010

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they have teething tablets that you put in his mouth it helps calm him i give them to my son and soon after he is out

Jennifer - posted on 05/01/2010

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thank you so much, yes i have a sleep routine with him we have had it for a few months but when i lay him down to sleep he will scream for hours and doesnt stop he is teething so i try to use orajel and tylonal before bed to help him sleep better, im going out of my mind..

Kristin - posted on 05/01/2010

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Is he teething? That really messes with everything. Also, have you got a sleep time routine yet? If so, do not deviate other than to lay him down before he is asleep. He will learn to self-soothe that way. If you haven't got one, figure one out and again, do not deviate from it.

He will not like being laid down, but don't pick him up if you can help it. Just stay with him and comfort him by rubbing his back, side, or tummy gently. You can sing to him or hum. But try to keep your interaction from that point on dull and don't pick him up.

Hope this helps.

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