Help me get my baby to sleep
Hello I have a 26 week old baby boy, he started sleeping through at 10 weeks old, got a brilliant routine with him. Bath feed then bed all before 8pm, then would wake any time between 5.30 & 6.30 sometimes later, would bring him into bed with us, feed him then he would go back down til at least 8. Put him into his own room in Moses basket at 13 weeks as we disturbed him when coming to bed, went into cot at 19 weeks. Always went to bed fine, then all of a sudden at about 21 weeks he started waking through the night again at 2 ish then 6ish, then he started that he won't go down in his cot. He falls asleep in our arms as soon as you pick him up from the cot, but wakes & cries as soon as you put him down. At 1st we put it down to teething, then he got a cold, his bottom teeth have now cut through but not all the way up & he still won't settle. Sometimes he goes down straight away but is awake again before 11. Other times he just won't settle. I have to admit we have just ended up putting him in bed with us as its the only way he settles & we can get some sleep. I've tried letting him cry it out but he did that for 45 mins tonight & no sign of giving in, other times I've tried the pick up put down technique, worked once after an hour but never again since. I've tried sitting in the room talking to him, holding his hand rubbing his tummy or back but that doesn't work either. Annoyingly he goes down fine through the day for at least 2 hours mid morning. He's on solids & is loving it.
Advise so desperately needed. Putting me off having any more & we don't want him to be an only child. Lost a baby girl at 16 days old to meningitis so he is very precious to us.