Ever since my little boy moved to a cot from his tutti bambini he never goes down to sleep on his own. If I put him in there drowsy he might be ok for 5 minutes then he'll start crying but stops the moment I pick him up, I've tried leaving him to cry (I was right outside the door listening) for 3-5 minute intervals then settling him, but this was a complete fail. I've tried getting him to sleep and putting him in the cot asleep, but the second his back touches the mattress he starts crying. Then I'll pick him up and he goes right back to sleep, I've done this up to 10 times some nights with the same thing happening every single time. I've checked his mattress and sheets. I know he is physically healthy because he recently had a check up with a paediatrician. He does have attachment anxiety.
At the moment he will only sleep in our bed which never happened when he was in the bambini. Even though I take every precaution when he sleeps with us it still causes me a lot of anxiety.
Any advice please? I am really trying my best and honestly feeling quite scared of judgement about this.