We co-slept until around a year old. He has NEVER slept well. We're talking 20 minute naps, awake all night long (every hour) etc.
Now he is in his own room. He has been since a year. He sleeps well once we get him to sleep. The issue is getting him to quit fighting sleep.
I'm at a loss on what to do.
I snuggle him.... an hour can go buy and he's still awake barely fighting it.
I've tried letting him CIO. Seriously he can go for HOURS and still not get anywhere. And he was such a horrid high needs baby we even tried then too. (I wish I was kidding when I said this kid cried 12+ hours a day until 10 months old).
I've tried giving him lovies, white noise, we even have a puppy for him nothin. (The puppy was from our dog having a litter and he latched on to it, and we thought well maybe just maybe he'd go to sleep with her haha. nope)
We've let him pick out his sheets and pillows and I've tried a very consistent bedtime routine... nothin.
I'm just not sure what else to do. We are expecting twins in the next 6+ weeks and we NEED this kid to not spend 2 hours a night going to sleep. Because I just will not be able to devote that time to him realistically.
Any other suggestions? I've been trying a new routine and trying to work farther out of his room for a good 8 weeks now with no luck. I'm just about to yank my hair out.
lol the only thing that does work is yelling at the kid to go to sleep.. and really that doesn't sit well with me...