I have decided to really start to get serious about teaching 4 month old DS to fall asleep on his own. I have read all the things you should read and probably even the ones you shouldn't, but I have a couple of little issues that have popped up, I'm hoping for either tips or encouragement.
I started by cuddling him to drowsy and putting him in bed somewhere between awake and asleep, he has a habit of getting his hands up in his face so I was pinning them down until he slept.
I have now stopped the cuddle to drowsy and I put him down fully awake, I sit in a chair by his cot with a hand on him until he sleeps, I will gradually reduce the amount of contact and increase the distance I sit from the cot.
My issues are, he keeps rolling, he will roll onto his tummy and push up and yell and yell so I feel I need to intervene here and I'm not sure if I'm undoing all my independent sleep work. Also he is still catnapping, he sleeps 30-40 mins sometimes even 25 mins, I leave him for a bit so he has the chance to settle but then he will roll and yell and then the beginnings of a cry will start so I go in and roll him over and sit with my hand on him, but I have sat in there like that for an hour after his catnap and he will not go back to sleep. Anyone have any thoughts? TIA