DS is usually a great sleeper. He has two good 2 hour naps a day and is usually asleep by 6, sometimes 6:30 and sleeping 12-13 hours. I know I don't have much to complain about... But on the nights he wakes for a bottle, we're awake for 2+ hours!!!
Sometimes he wants to play, he'll cuddle but just want to stare at me or play with my face, smack his blanket around, etc. and often when I think he's at the stage after cuddling and patting that he's asleep and I put him down, he wakes up and immediately smiles at me and starts chatting.
His naps are always with a bottle which he most of the time falls asleep with, bed time as well or cuddles if he hasn't. But when he wakes at 1/2AM he has his bottle and then wants to play. He sleeps in our room still in his own cot, refuse to let him cry (although some night when it's 3 hours and counting I wish I could!) and patting in his cot doesn't work, he thinks that's hilarious or just cries.
Is there anything I can do? Co-sleeping is out of the question as we only have a double bed and DS moves and sleeps on his tummy, and there's no room to sidecar his cot. Help