It's been over a month since i last posted here and DS is STILL not going to sleep. He is still doing the “look around” whenever I'm trying to cuddle, rock or feed him to sleep. The only thing that works now is to put him in mei tai and squat until he drops off. I don't mind this before but now DS is 20lb and it is getting VERY tiring when DH and I have to do this 3-4 time EVERYDAY for at least 15 mins each, and sometimes nighttime too if feeding him to sleep didn't work, arrrggghhh. (I did lost a few kilo from doing it, haha)
I'm really really doubting if I'm doing it right ... I pick him up when he grizzles (which now he perfected into shrieks, and sometimes happens just ½ hr after he wakes), then I do the wind down routine (dance, feed and then in cot) he rubs his eyes but the next min he rolls and looks around? I tried the darken room, it worked for a little while but now he cries as soon as we step in. He gets more hyper when we try to calm him down (talking, singing, cuddling)... He would ultimately get drowsy and doze off in the MT, but by then he would have waken for over 3 hrs with lots of protest crying and shrieking.
Is it really possible for some babies to not fall asleep “peacefully”? I did a baby temperament test and said DS is a spirited baby? Please tell me I'm not doing anything wrong as I really need some reassurance to keep going (most of the mums in my mum group are doing CIO). This sleep issue is getting very exhaustive and depressing .
p.s. I'm reading the “no cry nap” book and hope it may help...