My LO has never been a good sleep but lately it has gotten so much worse...
We transitioned him to his crib from the RnP at 4.5 months. At first he was doing pretty well. He even slept 7 hours straight three nights in a row. Yeah that didn't last. He slept pretty well for about a week and then it went downhill. He has been sleeping terribly, waking 5-6 times a night for the past month now. It also takes me forever to actually get him down initially at night. He also naps terribly. He usually only takes two 30 min or so naps a day. On a good day I'll get an hour out of him. And this is after fighting him to go down for a nap.
The thing that kills me is he's SO tired!! He needs to sleep so bad! I know he's over tired and I just don't know how to get out of this vicious cycle!!
We have a sound machine that goes on all night. Its super dark in his room for naps. He's too old and big to swaddle. I am just seriously at a loss as to what to do.
I feel like I'm losing my patience and that makes me feel so bad. I love him so much this is just SO hard going so long without getting a good nights sleep. I feel like I can't be the best mother I need to be without sleep. I'm getting about 2 hours at a time right now. I feel like I'm losing it.
Someone please give some advice! I'm reluctant to let him CIO but I honestly don't know what else to do. If you did Ferber how did it work out for you? Any advice is much appreciated.