I give up. I have no idea what to do anymore. I've tried EVERYTHING. I've read every book.
Nurse to sleep, bottle to sleep, no food before sleep.
Rock to sleep, put down awake.
Light room, dark room.
Bumper pad, no bumper pad.
White noise, no noise.
Mobile, no mobile.
Music and white noise, silence.
Swaddle, no swaddle.
Dark room, light room.
Back to sleep, belly to sleep.
Put him down 1.5 hours after waking, 2 hours, 2.5 hours, 3 hours....
Stand by the crib and rub/pat/shush/soothe.
Cry it out ... for hours.
It doesn't work. Any of it. The only thing that seems to work is to hold him. And people? I can't hold him for his naps. I have another infant and a toddler that need to be attended to. It's just.not.possible!!!!!
I'm so frustrated I
This is what it looks like when the elusive sleep actually occurs. So peaceful.