how do i get my 7 mth old to sleep now?

Chelle - posted on 06/20/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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He used to sleep quite well as he was happy to be wrapped but now he is getting older you can tell he no longer likes this, however he cannot stay asleep when not wrapped nor self settle like he used to. He is a big fidgeter and wakes himself up by scratching his head, rubbing his eyes you name it. ive tried to just wrap his arms but again you can tell he no longer likes this as he bucks around when i try to do it now. Since growing out of this very successful ritual he has very restless or poor sleep. I am on the verge of letting him cry it out i am so frustrated with him. Has any other mum had the same problem? If so how do you now get past it?

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Kellie - posted on 06/21/2011

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Post this on the welcome page too, it get's a huge amount of traffic and you'll have more ideas than you can poke a stick at.

Deborah - posted on 06/21/2011

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Try one of those baby sleeping bags he`ll stay wrapped but be be able to move also!

Carrie - posted on 06/21/2011

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for a while wth my son we had to sleep in the recliner. him on my chest because he grew out of the swaddle idea quickly. Try rocking him to sleep, try playing soft music and sometimes crying it out is all that works for a little while. If he gets hysterical for longer than a couple minutes hold him and try to lay him down after he's calmed a bit. It might just take time to find out what works for him. Now I sometimes try it all in one night if we have issues getting to sleep.

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