Back story is Benjamin usually sleeps from about 8 pm (with getting ready for bed routine starting at 7) until about 8 am, with one 3-4 hour sleep period followed by 2 hour sleep periods through out the night, waking to nurse. I've tried wearing him to sleep and that takes upwards of an hour to get him to sleep and doesn't last very long. I've tried laying down with him but that makes him think it's playtime and he gets very
charming and persuasive that it is NOT sleepytime! He doesn't play himself to sleep either. He does act tire through out the day and on the days I can get him to nap at least 1 1/2 hours total I can see a marked difference in his disposition; much less fussy and more active and playfully.
I've noticed he's actually has started to not falling asleep when nursing over the last few days. Not sure if that's good or not as "They" say you shouldn't nurse babies to sleep chronically, but at least he slept that way! The only way my dh can get him to sleep is to lightly swaddle him in his bouncy seat and bounce him for about 10 minutes but he's starting to out grow his bouncy seat!
Shay, what lullaby cd do you use? I've been thinking about getting one and playing it when we bounce him to sleep and then hopefully we can drop the bouncing eventually. There are just so many cd's out there though, I don't even know where to start! I'll definitely get The No Cry Sleep Solution and see what it recommends too!