But…for now…I NEED HELP!!!
My little guy wakes up in the middle of the night AAAALLLLLLLLL the time!!! He wakes up crying around midnight, he’s usually flipped from his tummy to his back (which he hates.) He’s crying but he’s not usually awake. I go in, reposition him, give him his pacifier, and pat him on the tush. He falls back asleep…for the moment. Usually after that encounter, he wakes up another 3-4 four times. I repeat the above each time until…he wins and I bring him into our bed (around 4am) where he’ll sleep until 6:30am when he gets a small bottle and falls back asleep until 7:30-8am.
His bedroom is at an optimal 70 degrees regularly. He usually wears long sleeves and footless bottoms. I cover him with a comfy blanket that usually stays in place (until he flips over.) He goes to bed at the same time every night (8pm) after his evening bottle. He usually falls asleep during his bottle, after burping, I snuggle him for a few minutes and lay him down (I am fully aware that I should be laying him down groggy so he can fall asleep on his own…that’ll come next.)
|G's first nap in his big boy bed!|
I’m also fully aware that I could let him cry it out but that is not something I’m ready for now. If I try everything else with no success, that will be my last resort.
So, what suggestions do you have? I’m sure there are a million things I should’ve done prior to this but I’m more interested in ideas to help him sleep soundly from here on.