DS is almost 4 months and needs to be held to sleep ALL THE TIME! Naps are always an upset... He cries himself to sleep in my arms and will wake up when I try to put him down. Bedtime is usually easier because by the end of the day, he is so exhausted he is easier to put down, but usually after an hour or more of holding him. One night took me over 4 hours to put him down and I tried to put him down close to 5 times before he finally went down... And then it only lasted a few hours.
So it is official. We are sleep training him during DHs next set of days off. I have talked to friends who have been through the method we are choosing and their babes saw lots of improvement in learning how to fall asleep on their own. DS is more than ready for this, and so am I. At the end of every day, I am exhausted and frustrated with having spent my whole day just trying to get him to sleep and I feel like he's not getting the chance to enjoy his day and play properly.
I know it is a tad early, but please wish us luck. I just want my little man to adapt quickly and get my arms back.