I need help!!
My DS is 8.5 months old, we had a rough start to sleeping due to undiagnosed reflux, he would only ever sleep upright on us for the first 10 weeks.
We gradually introduced him back to the cot at night when he was medicated at around 3 months and he has been sleeping not great, but okay at night and occasionally he will even self settle!
During the day is my problem, he has never ever slept in his cot during the day, as soon as I put him in there he screams and screams and screams, I feed him to sleep not entirely by choice and I wouldn't even mind if I could put him down afterwards but he insists on sleeping on me and feeding if he wakes up otherwise he will cry and cry, or just wake up no matter how much sleep he's had which results in a grumpy baby.
It is really starting to bother me not being able to get anything done during the day, I have no idea why he can go into his cot at night time wide awake and I can just hold his hand and he will fall asleep without tears, if he wakes in the middle of the night sometimes he will self settle after a feed, but during the day it just wont happen
I have tried rocking him, he wont let me do that he will just cry, he lets DF sometimes but he works shift work so that isn't much help and there is no way he can be put down if he is put to sleep this way either.
What do I do!?!?!? I don't want to CC, out of sheer desperation and frustration I have left him in there crying for 5 minutes before and it is too awful, so please don't suggest CC.
I don't know why he cries so much when he is put in there during the day, no matter how much I try to soothe him he wont stop!
If anyone has any advice I would very much appreciate it.