I also had the same problem with my son. When we brought him home he was the perfect baby, then suddenly he didn't want to go to sleep for fear of missing out on something.
I did a similar thing to Hannah's mum. Here's what I did:
Put him in his cot, wrapped before or after didn't matter with Liam.
Turned him onto his side but facing me so that he could see I was still there but I didn't make eye contact with him.
We had a toy given to us when Liam was first born which has the pictures scrolling round as well as soft music, he would watch this instead of me.
I would then with my left hand hold him at his shoulders, holding his arm so he couldn't move it, then my thumb and forefinger from that hand would hold his dummy in place ( it sounds wierd but with this hand I could hold down his arm, keep his head from wriggling about plus keep his dummy in)
With my right hand I would pat him on his back until his eyes closed a couple of times, or until he went to sleep. Depending on how much he'd fight it. Gradually I could get to the stage of just holding him and patting occasionally. Then last week he started putting himself to sleep again by himself. And all I did was have music playing with his toy and put the dummy in, if he spat it out, put it back in but not talk to him or make eye contact. Now most times I only put it back once.
I also got hold of some relaxation music which I have playing for him when he's sleeping and he sleeps for longer periods. It doesn't have to be one for babies, mine aren't and they're working fine. He also likes Guy Sebastian.
Hope this helps you.
Kristy, Liams mum.
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