Hi. My bub is 11 days old. We're a bit confused about how best to go about helping him to get to sleep. He'll sleep in our arms or on our chests but we're not comfortable doing this overnight due to the SIDS risk. Like one might expect, he doesn't really like to sleep at all in his bassinett which is making for a lot of sleepless nights. He'll whinge and fuss etc when put down and if let go for 2 to 3 minutes will usually settle and just look around. But he will often stay awake for 3 hours or so?! Even in the daytime, he's stayed awake the entire time between 2 feeds sometimes.
I'm at a bit of a loss as to what to do. I understand why bubs like to be held close but we can't do it all night. And I don't know why he's staying awake so much longer than they suggest a newborn should, nor how to change this?
I'd really appreciate any suggestions or experience!