So I posted a while back about bouncing dd to sleep for every single nap and through most every nap as well as often during the night. We have since discovered she has reflux and after trying everything under the sun she is on Zantac and it seems to be helping. We also have the head of our bed propped up. She is 20lbs and 9 mo this week and starting to resist the bouncing but she also resists everything else to get her to sleep too. I have continued to try. I wish she;d just nurse to sleep! Recently, she has nursed to sleep a few times when she wouldn't bounce to sleep but was exhausted and nutty and screaming and whining....*BUT* I had to repeatedly (like 20+ times) flip her back onto her back/side and often hold her so she couldn't escape, she;d be fallign asleep, eyes rolling back then suddenly get up and clown around, and eventually gets hysterical, which I hate, I'm totally against CIO but what to do when ti almost seems as if she needs to cry and struggle to relax? this can't be normal?!?
I watch my other friends who do not do CIO and have multiple children and a babe aroudn the same age and their babe sleeps at other people;s homes, in carseats, strollers, nurses to sleep or even passes out on the carpet. My baby is and has been since birth uber alert and obsessed with moving. I know she's not uncomfortable side lying cause if she's sleepier like ona good night she just nurses on her side and goes back to sleep.
But I feel like a bad mother wrestling my baby, and if I don' she doesn\t eventually pass out rockign and bouncing don't work at that point, she gets hyper and cranky and it takes hours...hours of hell.
she is very sensitive...tried to oput her in the stroller which she normally lieks yesterday to go home from the mall (usually don't have car access) and she flipped and screamed, it was a full blown tantrum I was mortified to be wrestling like that in pblic but had too much stuff to carry her. she screamed all the way home and arched her back choked it had this pitch to it that is super distressing, she was wet when we got home, which Is suspected (even though I changed her right before getting ehr into the stroller) but I had no where to change her on the walk home and it was freezing. Nothign distracted her, not snacks or toys or songs. Anyway, please tell me there's hope. What does it mean if I ahve to eitehr wrestle or boucne my hysterical child? Am i the only one??