My first ds will be 5 weeks old tomorrow, I didn't want to cosleep but I am as this was the only way I could get any sleep as he hates the mosses basket. I'm starting to worry I've created/creating a rod for my own back, I though after a couple of weeks it would be fine and he'd be in the basket....he's not, he's still with me. Tbh I'm now in that frame if mind that a night's sleep is better than none so haven't tried him for about a week, it's difficult because he also won't sleep in it during the day so basically I am always either carrying him round or trapped on the sofa while he sleeps. I don't know what tactic to take next, he gets colicy at ten pm every night like clockwork, should I be trying to get him a routine for bed now? If I should what? Bath, boob, bed??? I love my son but I'm worried about him being in with me and being too clingy. Argh advice/ support would be great as I feel like a clueless first timer!
The term I've seen on here for what you're describing is 'Velcro baby'.
He's far too small for you to be doing anything to change his behaviours - he won't be able to understand the enforced separation and get distressed. Some babies are just that way. My DS had a touch of Velcro-babyitis (I suspect most do after being inside you for 9 months!) but as he got bigger and more interested in exploring things around him he got easier to put down.
If co-sleeping makes you nervous because of the safety aspect, just Google 'safe co-sleeping' and have a look on threads further down the sleep forum list. I'm pretty sure there have been a couple of threads recently on safe co-sleeping.