I had a bad shoulder injury 3 weeks ago and so my mum flew over to help me look after my bub and as I had trouble carrying him due to pain, I just played with him and fed him(bf) but now since my shoulder is better and my mum flying back this Friday I started to settle him to sleep but he goes crazy. I have had some luck putting him to sleep after play but when he wakes up after 40mins (he is a cat napper and hardly sleeps during the day) and when I try to resettle him, he goes ape!! Cries like he is being tortured! I didn't think much of it until we were at a cafe having lunch and when he woke up in the pram crying I picked him up and it wouldn't work then as soon as mum held him, he stopped!!
Im so devastated, as my mum is also a doting grandma she held him more than necessary and wanted him to sleep as he is a bad sleeper. With her flying back on Friday, how long do you think it will take before he gets comfortable with me settling him? I def don't think I can handle 30-40 mins of settling and him crying as it's both stressful for him and me.
My husband and I feel responsible as we let this get to where it did for relying on my mum too much and now LO has to go through hell to fix this. It's worse for me as I'm his mum and I can't even settle him! I won't be able to take him out anywhere until I sort this as I don't want a scene at a cafe.