I have a nearly five month old lil boy. Only in the past few weeks, everytime I put him down for a daytime sleep (which he has two a day), I put him into his cot (with the blinds down) and he instantly starts putting his bottom lip out & crying in desperation. I have tried to give him a toy & play with him in his cot, but once he plays with his toy & is distracted, I sneek out, then wen he realises it, he cries madly. He will sometimes settle after five minutes, but im finding it harder to leave him cos he gets so distressed.
When he wakes & cries or starts talking to himself in the cot, i go in & talk to him for a while so he knows its ok to be in his cot, but he is having major attachment issues with me leaving him to self settle.
Does anyone have any advice or suggestions as to ease the anxiety my poor munchkin in having?
Thanks for our time,