Address Physical Complications
There are other factors outside of your control that may be affecting your baby’s sleep. Depending on their age, they may be teething – and let me tell you, teething wrecks a baby’s sleep. They may not be fussy all the time, but they will definitely be awake more at least.
Colds and other illnesses, particularly those that affect the sinuses and nasal passages, can also affect sleep negatively. You will find your baby waking often, frustrated that they are uncomfortable and unable to breathe through their nose.
There is only so much you can do to try to alleviate the discomforts from these conditions. If you need a topical gel for teething or cold medication in order for your baby to find some comfort in order to sleep, go for it. Just make sure you follow directions closely and use something age appropriate.