He is almost 11 months old.
He is a very "particular" sleeper and though he does sleep well, it is only when very strict conditions are met.
A big, big, big one is his swaddle.
He resisted earlier gentle attempts to release him from it. I bought the wrap where you can take one arm out, then the other. Does. Not. Work.
I tried wrapping him in a sheet and slowly loosening it. No way, Jose, he just busts out and crawls around the cot.
And... He screams. And screams. And screams. You put the wrap back on, and he is asleep within 5 minutes.
Today my darling son was awake from 8am til 4.30pm. He slept for 30 minutes in the car then was up til 8pm. I sh*t you not.
My main reasons for getting him out of the wrap are...
Pressure from others. At least I'm honest about this one.
He is physically outgrowing the largest size one. Doom is pending!
He is one in a month or so. One! I mean... When does it end?? At some point this is going to have to happen.
This kid is a really challenging sleeper in a lot of ways. The only way I could get him to sleep in a cot was by going to sleep school, and I've tried some responsive settling as taught there (when he was just under 6 months old) but it hasn't been very effective, I'm guessing because he is so different developmentally.
I keep thinking... I am screwed. I'm going to have to go back to sleep school to change this. I just have no idea what to do here.
Anyone got a magic bullet for me??
I'm pretty sure I can't keep doing what I am doing, babies need more than 30 minutes of crap sleep in a 12 hour period.
Eta. And he was getting so upset he was gagging to vomit- I picked him up right away and soothed him. Then went for the drive, where he slept a little.
Edited by Pooks_, 12 January 2013 - 09:35 PM.