So, my newly 9 month old (born three weeks early) has never been a good sleeper. Even in the hospital the nurses made jokes about how he “just wants to be with his Mama!” He is a healthy little dude who eats everything we give him, is gaining weight and has enough diapers. However he has never slept brought the night. He once did a 6 hr stretch, but that was after shots and a dose of medicine. A good night is 3 wake ups, and usual is 5-6, and that’s with me bringing him into bed with me due to being so exhausted. Naps aren’t any better and I have to hold him and then he’ll sleep an hour, otherwise he will only do 20-30 min nap because he’ll wake up and refuse to sleep if i try to lay him down. When he was new we would nurse to drowsy, then rock to sleep as he refused to be put down drowsy. Now I nurse to sleep, then put a pacifier in and try to lay him down. My husband can give him his bottle then rock him to sleep. However now we lowered his crib, so he wakes every time we try to lay him down. Our ped described him as a high needs baby, and after doing some reading I believe he fits that profile. He doesn’t fussy much though, unless he’s sick. He goes immediately to inconsolable crying. At 6 months (and I’ll still try every other week for naps now) we tried CIO and he would puke or poop every time, so that didn’t work. We’ve tried everything to get him to sleep: read countless books and articles, adjusted schedules, adjusted naps, wake times, Bed times, routines, tried nearly every “sleep sack” type thing on the market, and nothing has worked. Please please tell me there is some hope! Thanks in advance.