I am going insane here
DS is cuddled to sleep for his nap (takes 10 minutes), and up until about 2 weeks ago, was breastfed to sleep for his night sleep. For the last 3-4 months he's been sleeping through most of the time. He'll often wake once, but DH rubs his back and he'll fall back asleep in 10 minutes.
We weaned him a couple of weeks ago, and now we try to cuddle him to sleep for his night sleep - IT'S NOT WORKING. At first it was taking an hour - ok, we thought, that's him getting used to falling asleep without boob. Now it's taking 2 hours OR MORE every night of cuddling on our lap.
He doesn't seem to be comfortable, he wriggles around and moves positions. We try putting him in his cot and singing to him and rubbing his back and this might work after 2 hours of cuddles about 50% of the time. He gets very upset if we try this earlier on.
Now - I have a few questions:
1) What can we do? Should we ride it out a bit longer? Is it related to weaning and eventually he'll get over it and fall asleep in 10 minutes like he does for his nap?
2) Should we try to get him to fall asleep in the cot, even if he gets hysterical? Is it worth doing this considering he's sleeping so well overnight? Is it mean to do this so close to him being weaned?
3) We have to move his bedroom and were thinking of moving him to a single bed. We thought this might actually give us a chance to create some new bedtime habits and hopefully get him used to falling asleep in bed. Is this insane? Should we hold off putting him in a single bed until we teach him to go to sleep without 2 hours of cuddles?
Please don't suggest the No Cry Sleep Solution - read it a million times. And he has a bunny which is like his lovey but he gets grumpy and throws it away. We have a very consistent bedtime routine. He isn't overtired (well he is by 9pm but not at 6.45 when we start this nonsense).