Hi ladies, just after a little advice. My 12 week old sleeps awesome of a night. We bath at 6, then feed about 6.15, cuddles then bed. Sometimes he goes down half awake, and I pat for a few minutes or just leave him and he falls asleep. Other times he has already fallen asleep. He will then sleep til around 4am where he feeds then generally same - put him in bassinet either half asleep or sometimes he's completely asleep and he will sleep til around 6.30-7am.
My dilemma is day time sleeps. Now I KNOW I'm lucky that he sleeps so well of a night, but he is so bad through the day he is pretty much crying all day and I'm rocking/patting/bouncing on fit ball with him/rocking in chair/walking outside with him/pram....the whole day is spent trying to soothe him or put him to sleep and the only time he seems happy and smiling etc is the first hour in the morning - so I make sure we do tummy time, play then cos that will be his happy time over for the day. I feel so upset. My friend is a strong believer in 'save our sleep' and so I gave that a go (only for a day), but it is just not for me! He cries so hard he goes red, swollen eyes, tears, holds breath...
He will at times go to sleep in my arms, but the minute I put him down he will wake crying - or he will sleep for maybe 20-30mins and then wake crying.
We have found that he will go to sleep with the vacuum cleaner going, but is that not just getting him used to having to have that going for him to sleep?
Why can he sleep so well of a night but will not go to sleep/stay asleep through day naps?
I just am doubting everything I'm doing...do I just let him sleep in my arms or with vacuum cleaner going or am I creating 'bad habits' and I just need to be stronger and sit and pat him while he cries?