I'm hoping your readers can give me advice for soothing an 8 month old baby that is fighting naptime even when tired.
Baby until recently save things like illness or teething would go to sleep independently starting from 4 months old. I've tried music. Belly rubs, hand holding, etc. Baby only gets more upset with these methods. I've tried leaving baby to cry. Baby will eventually fall asleep this way , but it takes about a half hour and I can't stand the crying I feel horrible. I've tried putting to bed earlier or later with no success. My employers are firs timers and leaving it up to me. I've cared for babies, before, but none like this situation where nothing works. At wits end.