Dot! Your story by far is most similar to mine- I am at the end of my rope! I have sworn to everyone who has had the "answer", that I have tried everything and there is no baby like my 7 mo old. Since the beginning, he has been a HORRIBLE sleeper.. We chalked it up to colic, reflux- we switched to tummy sleeping at 5 weeks, tried every teething homeopathic product on the market, gripe water, rice cereal, infant chiropractic care, chamomile tea, nursing, rocking, back-patting, holding, (I lay holding him and let him use me as a human pacifier in a desperate attempt to get both of us ANY sleep, experimenting with different bedtimes (it's a struggle to keep him asleep between 10p-5a) etc. we've co-slept, I've tried the crib, we've gone on longer car rides- no matter what or where, it's like he's always been on an auto reset of 30-60 minutes. He does best the first time he goes down around 8-8:30 (which seems most natural lately) where he might sleep without TOTALLY waking up (he's always restless even when he sleeps though ie rolling, squirming, lifting his head up and opening his eyes, fussing for a second, etc) for about 2-2 1/2 hrs. Then, once it's 11p.. It's allllllll downhill. It's like once he gets a few hours in, it's torture to stay in bed. He's up every hour or less and once it's after 4a, it's a struggle every 20 minutes or less. Sometimes he's up at 4a and stays up for 2 hours, which of course messes up any sort of napping *schedule* (ha!) im trying to keep him to. I've corresponded with Elizabeth pantley (author of the no-cry sleep solution) via email, tried the baby sleep site. I know he needs sleep, because he's so fussy/temperamental, yet I'm convinced the universe is playing this enormously twisted (and very unfunny) practical joke on me. Please, any other secrets?