After some tips on winding down five month old for naps and sleeps. She is an energizer bunny who when i put in cot with white noise she just smiles, kicks her legs like she is full of caffeine (is definitely tired though as she is eye rubbing and looks tired). Only way i can calm her down and eventually get her to sleep is by standing up and rocking her (have tried massage, swing, but doesn't work). She goes to sleep super easily in the car though. I am getting very tired of each sleep time becoming a battle of me trying to rock her until she'll eventually sleep and now she is close to 8kg I can't keep this up for much longer (becoming very emotionally and physically draining).
Has anyone had success with cot mobiles with gentle music and lights to help calm the baby?
Also, has anyone had success with giving bottle of formula at night to help bub sleep longer? I tried when she was younger but made no difference.