I know sleep is a bit of a hot topic around here and like many more before me, I am officially at my wits' end.
My 6 month old DS has never been the type of baby who could just be put down drowsy but awake, he's always needed help. He slept in his bassinet for the first month or so but getting up one to two hourly caught up with me and I started to co-sleep to survive. It got to the point where I have to lie with him even for naps. I am literally getting nothing done and I've seriously had enough. Otherwise he sleeps in the car or pram easily.
I know all the things I'm supposed to do. Basically none of it can be done without my DS going bat sh!t crazy. If he's going to cry anyway, I'm not totally against controlled crying but I think I've been keeping it in my back pocket as a last resort. My fear is that I'll do it and it won't work. Is going from feeding to sleep and co-sleeping to cc too drastic a change? Or should I just rip off the band aid in one go? I don't necessarily need him to sleep through, I just can't do the hourly wake ups anymore.
Im wanting to get a referral to sleep school. I guess what I want to know is, if you've been, which one did you go to and was it successful? I'm going to call whispers cottage and book in a 3 hour home visit first and if that fails, I'll ask for a residential stay somewhere.
Please don't suggest things like putting a mattress on the floor, or no-cry methods, or continuing co-sleeping. I need him in his cot, I'm going mad!!!