When my son was born, I said good-bye to my bed. He never slept…never. He would close his eyes for 20 minutes, and just when I thought it was safe to go back to bed, he was wide awake again. This lasted for 1 year. There was no carpet left under the rocking chair in his room. My husband and I read every parenting book, hoping to come across a tip we hadn’t tried. The pediatrician had no suggestions. When we exhausted all of our friends, family, and Nick at Night shows, we decided to consult a sleep therapist. We tried all of his suggestions, following his instructions like we were putting together an IKEA table. No luck. Continue reading