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Swaddling has worked wonders for both of my girls. I swear by the Halo swaddler sleep sacks.
DD1 definitely went through a week or so of not wanting to sleep unless she was being held. DH and I just took turns sleeping and thankfully we got her in the PNP eventually.
DD2 hates sleeping on her back. HATES it. For the first two weeks, every night was a fight. She only finally fell into deep sleep when she was completely exhausted. Which was new to me; DD1 never had a problem with her crib or co-sleeper.
Our saving grace has been the Fisher Price Rock N Play. It's safe to use as a bassinet at night. DD now goes right down to sleep, and will sleep in 6 hour stretches if I let her. It even helps get burps out.
We're having a similar problem. My daughter has been sleeping in her cradle swing, which is on a slight incline, and she does fine. In her bassinette or crib, she will wake up after 10-15 minutes and she sounds really congested. We have been dealing with acid reflux though. My cousin suggested rolling a blanket under her bassinette mattress so it's on a slight incline, but it hasn't really helped too much. She hates being swaddled so that won't work for us either. I'm hoping as she gets a little older and when her stomach matures the reflux won't be as big of a problem and the sleep issues will go away too.
I second giving the Rock N' Play Sleeper a try. That's what LO sleeps in at night and it has been wonderful! It has a slight incline (pp - it's supposed to be good for acid reflux). It's also super easy to travel with so it has been good when I had to take him away for the night and when I had to take him into work for a few hours to get things done. I also love the swaddle wraps!
I've also heard that laying them on their sides for a few minutes and then gently rolling them onto their backs can work wonders. The nurses did that with our LO at the hospital. Good luck!!!