5 month old sleep problems during the night
I would love some advice on how to manage by babies sleep. He is 21 weeks old so just over 5months. He has woken frequently during the night since birth and was very congested during the early weeks so could only sleep when upright this meant we spent a lot if time holding him on our chests while he slept. Hes not congested anymore but we still have problems getting him back to sleep during the night. He has a god bedtime routine which is bath, feed, story bed about 6.30-7. He then sleeps til about 11 has a feed and eventually falls asleep after being cudddled to sleep He then wakes about 1am and the nightmare begins he won't take much milk so it appears that he isn't hungry but will only sleep in my arms he wakes every time I put him back in the cot this goes on for up to 2 hours. He will then usually fall asleep out of exhaustion but only for about 1-1 and a half hours then the same process starts again. I often go and sleep downstairs with him at this point on our sofa bed and he will normally fall asleep with me while being cuddled until about 5.30-6.
He has 3 naps a day so that part of his routine is good, a short nap 45min- 1 hour a couple of hours after rising then a 2 hour nap around lunchtime then a short 45min to hour nap about 4pm then bed at 6.30-7pm. He mainly falls asleep in my arms for his naps but will sometimes fall asleep in the pram.
Any advice or suggestions much appreciated.
Just to add we live in a 1 bed flat so his cot is in a dark corner of our room.
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