I have been co sleeping with my little one for about three months, I started when I began full on breast feeding. He is now 4 months old and I am ready to move him to his own crib, needless to say its not working at all..
I started by putting him in his basinet by my bed at the beginning of the night then when he would wake up I would bring him into bed with me to sleep and eat the rest of the night. Last night he woke up and I fed him then tried putting him in his basinet again and he would wake up every time. Finally after three hours of the back and forth I pulled him into bed with me and he still didn't sleep. I started nursing him again and he was out... I'm afraid I have trained him to fall asleep via nursing and now wont be able to sleep on his own or without me having to nurse him to sleep.
Naps have become a huge problem as well. He use to nap, and now if I'm not holding him the whole time he wont nap at all. It varies at times though, some days he will sleep in his basinet for 10-15 minutes, others an hour... then today he was sound asleep on my chest so I tried to place him in his basinet, the minute his head hit the mattress he started screaming..
I know he is exhausted, he is not sleeping during the day and his sleep pattern at night has become worse.. any suggestions??