im after some tips on how to get my little man to sleep in his cot or bassinet through the night. He is just about 3mths and right from the get go, hasn't ever slept a whole night in either bassinet or cot. Im trying to persist with the cot more as i think by the time he finally sleeps in the bassinet, he'll be too big and id have to go through this all again while moving him into the cot.
the only way i can get him to sleep on his back is when he is passed out in my arms, then i have a 50/50 chance of him waking the moment i put him down OR waking within the next 20-60mins, normally at this time a little extra top up is enough to get him back to sleep... but only to wake another 4 times in 3 hours and keeps waking until i give up and place him in his swing. he is wrapped well and only a few times escapes so i don't believe it's that, have tried swaddle bags which he just screamed in. have tried side and tummy sleeping even! as the only two ways that i could ever get him to sleep through the day was either on his tummy (supervised)or his swing... but now will only go down in his swing. I've tried patting and sushing, white noise, but the only two things that get him back to sleep is either cuddles (if im lucky... but usually stirs the second i put him down) but most of the time, he'll only settle after a few sucks of the bottle. there have been nights that i was just too tried to try, so placed him in the swing at the beginning of the night to which he either slept through or had one brief wake between 2.30-4 for a feed.
i don't want to turn to co sleeping, that's how i spent the first few weeks just so i could get at least an hour or 2 sleep each night, but knew i had to stop after i could freely move again after my csection as i was too afraid of rolling.
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