My baby needs help to sleep better, and I desperately need help too!
He's 6 months old, and I love co-sleeping with him. He doesn't have allergies and rarely needs to feed at night. But he wakes up every two hours, sometimes every hour!
I've tried using a pacifier to sooth him... doesn't work.
I've tried patting him and shooshing... doesn't work.
I've tried getting dad to sooth him to sleep... doesn't work.
The only thing that works is breastfeeding him (not to feed, but as a giant pacifier) or getting out of bed to rock him back to sleep.
I'm a zombie and dangerously close to using the Ferber method. Agggh! I don't mean it. I refuse to let him cry it out.
By the way, he's a pretty active boy for his age. At 6 months old, he can sit up and stand up by himself, crawls like crazy, loves his jumparoo. His two bottom teeth have come out already, so I know it's not teething.
Also, he's very good at naps. Takes 2 or 3 a day, about an hour each.
Plus we added food, which he loves, so I know he's not hungry either...
Any advice? Thank you so much!