Ok ladies, hit me with your tips, tricks and advice on how to start getting my LO to settle. I've "made a rod for my back" (hate that saying!) by relishing in rocking and feeding to sleep. I've enjoyed most of it but feel its time to start teaching him how to do it himself. I'm not a cc fan and he just gets upset if I shh and pat him because he wants to be picked up and held, so what else can I try? Or do I just have to toughen up a bit?
Era: he sleeps in his own room in a cot and has done so since birth, I bf him for each feed except the last one before bed which is formula, he takes a dummy but won't resettle unless he is given the breast. He wakes up every 1.5-2.5 hours.