My son is 3.5 months old and was a great sleeper up until a month ago. I was ok with part-time bedsharing for awhile, but now he has begun waking at night earlier and earlier and wants to nurse all night. He also will not nap longer than 35-45 minutes unless I lay down with him. I also have a 2 year old and I don't have oodles of time to lay down with the baby just to try to get him to nap. I have also tried wearing him for naps but he doesn't nap very long when worn, either.
Any suggestions for getting him to sleep better using gentle methods? He has developed a strong nurse-to-sleep association which I think is actually hindering him from getting better sleep. He will sometimes take a pacifier but not often.
I am now back to work PT and I work 12 hour shifts so I need him sleeping better in order for me to function for the long days.
I have ordered Pantley's No Cry Sleep Solution but it hasn't arrived yet.