Re: 7 Month Old and sleeping
I agree you should establish a good bedtime routine - such as a story and a bottle in a comfortable rocking chair. Turn on a white noise machine, which provides a soothing background sound. Then put the baby in his crib and leave the room. No doubt there will be a lot of crying, and you should go in every so often and pick him up and comfort him. But space out the visits further and further, and before long, your baby will put himself to sleep without much fuss. This worked very well with both of our little boys, starting at five months or so, and took only a few nights. It may seem cruel (my wife hid in the bathroom with the shower on so she wouldn't have to hear the wailing), but I think it's a tried and tested method, and neither of them have had any major sleep problems. Hope this helps.