So my first didn't really have a sleep routine. By 4 months, he was only waking once a night and was generally pretty easy at night and didn't seem to need a routine.
We didn't setup one with my youngest but I now think he needs one. At 8 months, he still wakes 2-3 times a night and he is really tough to put to sleep.
I've started the nurse, bath, baby massage, nurse, rock to sleep routine and it worked decently last night except... he will only sleep in our cradle swing. The second we try to put him down in the crib, he screams like hell. This is somewhat new... he used to be tough to get to sleep but would eventually sleep in his crib.
Two weeks ago, he got sick so we let him sleep in the cradle swing becasue it's somewhat on an angle (slight but enough that he could breath better). He seems to like that it cradles him and he doesn't seem to want to go back! I figure it's some form of sleep regression because he's showing us all sorts of new tricks (waving, trying to stand by himself etc).
So, my question is...
What's your sleep routine?
Have you gone through an 8 month sleep regression (or any sleep regression) and how did you get through it?
I know it'll be hard because i"m trying to establish a routine during what I suspect is a regression but i'm not sure what else to do.
Thanks for any advice you can give! This LO seems to need structure.
Rachel (a.k.a. The Analytical Mommy.com and @analyticalmommy on IG)
I'm just trying to make sense of things :-)