Hi ladies. I have a question regarding Max, and I hope you don't mind me posting here about it, but his BB seems to be suuuuper quiet (I guess it moved over to fb or something?). Anyways, if you don't want me asking baby related questions, that's fine. Just let me know!
But here goes: Max has a lot of trouble going to sleep at night, or rather, STAYING asleep at night. I'll give you an example of how our night "normally" goes -
7pm: bathtime for Max
7:30: 8 oz bottle while Izzie takes a bath
8: DH starts walking/bouncing/swaying with Max, he falls asleep after about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, we're working on getting Izzie to bed (usually in bed by 8:30)
We put Max in the swing for about 20 min, then transfer him to his bed, IF he stays asleep in the swing. If not, then its another 20-30 minutes of bouncing/walking/swaying to get him back to sleep and we start all over again. Once we finally get him in bed, he will still wake up in a half an hour or so, and we have to do it all over again. This continues until 11 or 11:30 when we finally cave and give him Tylenol, after that he falls asleep within 15-20 min and is usually out for the night.
Now, he's been napping great (on his tummy ) and we even took away his evening nap, to see if that will help him fall asleep easier. Tried a small meal of cereal in the evening. Tried increasing formula before bed (just seemed to make him spit up more), even tried putting him to sleep on his belly! For the last week, we've ben resorting to the tylenol every nigh, because by 11:30 at night, we're exhausted and getting frustrated because this is also interfering with Izzie's sleep too.
I feel guilty about giving him the Tylenol, but it seems to help. I know there's a worry about liver damage, but how big of a risk is that? (Not trying to argue it, I'm honestly curious). How harmful or beneficial is it to be giving him Tylenol every night - after we've exhausted all other options?
Thanks for any help ladies!