My son is 6 months and his sleep has deteriorated terribly in the last month or so. He is waking in the night - that is fine, we all wake at some point during the night. However he is awake for a minimum of an hour.
During this time he chats, rolls about but once he has had enough he struggles to settle himself back to sleep.
So he starts crying, I give him his dummy and comforter, leave the room. The crying starts again and I repeat this cycle. He ends up really upset so I bring him into bed with me so we can sleep for a couple of hours before it's time to get up.
I don't want this to continue and don't want to create a rod for my own back. He needs to learn to self soothe but I don't know where to begin. I want the dummy to go but have no idea how.