My 8 month old cousin can't fall asleep on his own. Whenever he gets tired, he screams and screams. He can't be consoled. My mom and I babysit him for 8 hours each day, and have been trying to teach him to fall asleep on his own but it's not working. My aunt (his mom) constantly holds him. She never lets him fall asleep on his own. This has been going on since he was 2 months old. Do any of you know how to teach an 8 month old to soothe himself and fall asleep? I know that it'll be hard because my aunt and her husband aren't trying at home. I just want him to have a semi-consistent sleeping schedule when he's with us.
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My hair has a mix of low/med/high porosity, and it's medium textured (some are still fine, though!)

CG since Sept. 2011
Cowash: Vo5/Suave Naturals/Tresemme Naturals*
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