fretful? cuddle monster 5 months
Ii am looking for some advice for my 5 month old baby. She has always been a big cuddler, the first night I had her in the hospital she would not sleep in her cot and the midwifes had to keep coming in in the middle of the night to take her off me and put her down (I had C-cestion due to breech position and I was not able to move around very well)
My problem is that she will not stay in her cot for very long at all, if she is asleep and is disturbed by the slightest thing she starts crying to be picked up. she wants to sleep on me - this was ok when she was little but she is getting to big and heavy now. (I know that also its not recommended because of the dangers)
I think that she is fretfull as we have made the mistake of rocking her off to sleep in our arms. So when she does wake she wonders why shes still not in our arms.
I understand that if she has always had this to get her off to sleep, she will continue to want that. I know the tips about put your baby in her cot awake and let her learn to settle on her own and I have tried it however it is not good to see the state that she gets in if you do this.
I have read all the tips about making a routine and tried most of them - my question is how do I break this ?
Also she is feeding all the time at night - is this normal?
I read in the magazine today that it may be ok to start weaning at 5 months as she is showing all of the signs and I wonder if this could also help. Even though they recommend 6 months my baby is looking at our food, making chewing actions, sitting up (with assistance) she is very alert energetic.
My husband is having to sleep in another room as the lack of sleep has been making him ill - I want to sort this out, any thoughts?