Hi everyone! I have a problem with my son sleeping with me.
Due to my son's diagnoses he required his blood sugar to be checked multiple time at night to avoid hypoglycemia and seizures (all of this we came from the hospital when he was a month). I moved him to my bed so I don't wake him up every 2 hours and so I don't miss hypoglycemia seizures in case it happens. 2 month ago we went into remission - right now he is like any other baby, no blood sugar checks at night and risk of hypoglycemia. But he still sleeps with me. So I decided to move him to the crib. I understand that transition is not easy. I read multiple articles about crib transitioning - nothing helps. He hates the crib, he doesn't want to sleep in it at night or during the day. I tried music. Dimmed lights. Singing. I rock him besides the window and sing 10 minutes before each nap so he knows the routine and calms down. Couple times I did succeed - he fall asleep in the crib after crying and slept not longer 20-30 minutes. after weeks and weeks of trying and crying with no success, when I somehow jokingly started to compare my son to Stewie from Family guy and my self to his mom who he hated, I decided that something has to change. So I figured what if I put him to naps in my bed, as usual, and than just take him to his crib asleep? Needless to say - can't call it a success. Basically I put him in the crib and 20 minutes later tops - he rolls over on his stomach, wakes up and there is no way he falls back to sleep. I even tried to experiment and put him back to sleep in my bed - nope, he is wide awake. When he sleeps on the bed he sleeps on flat mattress too, not much different from crib mattress, however, even if he wakes up, i takes me a second put him back to sleep. And you know as much as I do - sleepless baby equals crying and crying and being moody etc.
I am seriously out of ideas. I tried everything there is in the book - nothing helps. Btw - cry it out method did not work ether (kind of happy about that, broke my heart). Also, my son is a loong, chunky boy (about 25lbs). He sleeps perpendicularly to me and doesn't like when his feet touches something, in his case this something is me. I sleep on the edge and soon I just won't fit at all)) Any advice? New ideas? Something that worked on your baby?