There are few things worse in the parenting world than having a little one who is sick. As a parent, there is a sinking feeling of helplessness when you're cradling your ill infant and you have no idea how to make them feel better. Normally, you would tell an adult to just drink plenty of fluids and rest up, but you can't really do that with a small child. And if you are trying to get your little one to rest, there are some things you should never do to get a sick baby to sleep, no matter how exhausted either one of you may be.
Even though you might think that going to bed would be a no-brainer for your kiddo, it seems — in my experience, at least — that they fight the urge to just let go and fall asleep. Perhaps it's because they can't get comfortable and aren't quite able to communicate their needs just yet, but sleep is often an unattainable goal for baby and parent alike. Of course, if something just doesn't feel right, don't hesitate to contact your child's pediatrician to rule out anything serious. However, if it's just a bug that will pass, then you might want to check out these things you shouldn't do to get your sick baby to go to sleep.