HELP! IM SLEEP DEPRIVED
My 6 month old son, fights sleep and when he does fall asleep and i lay him down he wakes up, ive tried letting him cry and that just wakes up my 18 month old,my husband works from 2pm to 3am so its even harder for me. i go to bed a 1:30 am everyday and then wake up often since my son just randomly fusses while hes asleep and then he sits up and to put him back to sleep is a challenge, i dont know what to do. its gotten to the point where my husband and i are starting to argue!
If you do rock him to sleep, don't wait til he's fully asleep, because you will never stop that cycle. If you put him down and wakes just rub his back or his head and sing to him. Even though my son is 5 he loves when I sing to him and rub his head for him to fall asleep. When he was little I would sing to him and rub his back and he would fall back in no time. They just need to still feel that you are there. Then you can check on him every so often.
I hope that everything has gotten better since you posted this. Hope this helps too.