Getting babies to sleep causes me extreme frustration and the rough thing is I must do it every night. I do not believe in allowing a 4 month old to cry themselves to sleep. I don't think they can be held responsible for completing this task alone until they can understand what the heck I'm saying when I tell them it's time to sleep and they can replace their own binky. Up to now I have mostly soothed a bit and then stood or sat near the crib and replaced the binky while swaddled baby turned her head back and forth. The baby is now able to roll swaddled and break out of swaddle so it's time to give that up, but the swaddle had become a signal to her that its bedtime so it's a bit rough right now. She doesn't get that it's time to sleep without being swaddled. Why do babies always think they need to roll and then not like when they get there? Stay put and go to sleep!
Also. I hate how babies in a supposedly deep slumber can can become awake so quickly. You set them down and their awake. They hear a noise they are awake. You leave the room they are awake, it takes forever to get a break! And I hate short naps. Anything less than 45 minutes should be prohibited.
I really want to travel in time to when I'm 50 for a day so I can get some perspective and miss these days and then come back and feel less stuck in the seemingly never ending drudgery.