My little boy is 5 months old, he sleeps with me all night (literally on my chest). He would sleep in his crib for the first couple of hours but recently he’s even refusing to do that, the minute I lay him down he wakes and cries.
I’m finding him sleeping on me harder and harder, he’s getting heavier so it’s very uncomfortable and as he lays on top of me I have to just lie flat and straight all night so my legs and back are becoming quite sore. I also don’t get a very good sleep this way and he still wakes every 1.5-2 hours which I think is probably down to it probably not being that comfortable for him either.
I’ve read up on various methods of sleep training and feel like I might have to give controlled crying a shot (not until he’s 6 months as I know it’s not recommended before then). It breaks my heart but I’m finding it too hard to continue sleeping the way we do, he even wakes if I lay him next to me on the bed. I feel the more gradual methods of sleep training would just wind him up more.
If you’ve used controlled crying what was your experience?