Hello! I'm a new mom to a sweet five month old boy. Our only problem is sleep (I know, surprise!) I'm trying to teach him to sleep on his own (currently needs to nurse to sleep) in order to extend his very short naps, but the whole "awake but drowsy" plan doesn't seem to be working. Usually he wakes up fully and then needs to be nursed to sleep again. The few times I've succeeded he still wakes up half an hour later. I really hate risking waking him up again if it doesn't even have any positive effect! Has anyone else been through this? If I persist will it eventually work? I'm not ready to let him CIO but I do let him fuss for a few minutes to see if he will settle (but usually the crying just escalates). I've tried giving him a pacifier but he has no interest.
Thanks for the help!