It's normal for them to need help to go to sleep until quite a lot older too, whatever anyone would have you believe. Be it driving, pram, cuddling, rocking, shushing, patting, feeding. It won't be forever, it's not a rod for your back or creating bad associations.
And actually I LOVE the cuddles with my nearly 8 mo when he's napping. DH sees that he does get a better nap that way and understands my need to ensure he doesn't wake (ok, there is a slight bit of anxiety there) plus, with a BF baby who still feeds a lot, I do all the night waking.
Hope it is a regression! Just spent two hour trying to get him to sleep and have just given up - 3-5 no sleep so we are up watching TV and he is completely awake. I have absolutely no idea what I am doing!
Today will be fun - up at 3am and on my own with 3yo and 10mo! Lol!
I concur. Never want more kids because it's so stressful and exhaust getting babies to be happy and sleep without crying. People say "enjoy the cuddles" but with me baby does not sleep on me/or in cot, it's pram or car and even then they can still be tears. Roll on tantruming toddlers!!
My little man dropped to one nap around this time. We were sick of spending up to an hour trying to get him to nap in the afternoon when he clearly wasn't tired. He now has a long nap from about 11:30 x