Up until a couple of weeks back Syd has been in a bedside cot. This has worked well, he is right next to me, but we all have enough room.
Except that since he started getting about a few months back I have been unable to put him to bed until I go up for fear of him crawling across our bed and falling out, meaning he has been falling asleep downstairs with us and snoozing on the sofa.
The last few weeks tho he wakes up after a certain amount of time and will not settle until he is in bed. Which is fair enough- but I don't want to go to bed at ten-ish every night. So I put the side back on his cot and moved it away from the bed. Brilliant. Except he won't sleep in it now. So we have been three in the bed for a couple of weeks, and it's frankly a bit annoying for all of us.
It's too hot and too small.
After the fourth night of waking up with more of me hanging over the side than on the mattress while the baby sleeps sideways, I decided to take action. He WILL go to sleep in his bed!! It's a double issue because he has also been feeding to sleep. I may be mad to try and tackle both at once- but in for a penny!
I lasted about two 3 minute sessions of letting him cry. I don't like it. And nor does he. Those of you who have succeeded I take my hat off to you , I am a total wuss. Instead I sat next to the cot. He was still crying, but cross instead of distraught. I don't mind that so much! After a few minutes he settled down a bit, although it took 45 minutes before he actually went to sleep. Not too bad for a first attempt! He did have a spell back in our bed in the middle of the night, but I managed to shift him back into cot at about 4 where he stayed until this morning.
Am determined to be more stubborn than him for once, and hopefully within the next week or two he will settle more easily. Do you have good sleepers? Do you have any tips for me of is it just a case of stick with it?
Love Miss sleeping like a starfish Cisco xxx