I seem to be constantly in the sleep section again with DS2 :/
I'm still having a rough time with his sleep. He's now 5 months old and I'm struggling to get him to 'self-settle' at all. For a while he was waking 2 or 3 times a night but falling asleep after a quick feed, but the last few days he's waking up many many more times than that. Co-sleeping doesn't seem to help at all. Day naps are usually catnaps, after being rocked to sleep. I find it really hard to settle him in the cot for naps as it takes too much time and my 3yo DS1 also needs attending to during the day. I've realised DS2is probably getting overtired which is making him even harder to settle.
ANYWAY, after that long essay my question is this: has anyone used a routine/schedule to help an overtired baby to get better/more sleep but still using rocking or breast feeding to settle them? I'm thinking if I can get a good pattern of sleep first and he has a bit more of a predictable routine, then I can gradually wean him off the rocking/BFing. But I'm not sure if I'm so sleep deprived that it seems like a good idea but really it's a stupid one...!