We used a heating pad in the bassinet on low while the baby was nursing/rocked to sleep in my arms. Once he was asleep for 15-20m I would walk over to the bassinet, REMOVE the heating pad and lay him on the nice warmed up mattress. Worked every time ☺️
This sounds a lot like my baby when she was 5 months. We had false starts every night and she hated being transferred asleep, so we decided to help her fall asleep in her crib in the first place. We looked at all the different methods and put our own together. Usual nap/bedtime routine and then I put her in her crib with her room totally dark and stayed there. If she got upset I would sing to her until she calmed, then stop. Then I would creep out when she was settling. Over a couple of weeks the amount she needed singing reduced until she could consistently settle herself (I knew she could already as it had happened a couple of times by accident).
We had real issues with this, she woke up every time she touched the mattress and it took a lot of practice but we are finally able to put her down. For us she has to be in a deep sleep at night time and for day naps asleep but can be a bit drowsy now. We put her down on her side, slowly, moving your hand from under the head can be hard, so sometimes we leave it there and with the other hand we put it on the side of her bum and gently rock. Keep rocking until she is asleep and then gently move your hand from under head while still rocking slightly. Then you can slow roll onto the back. However my LG is 6 months and rolling so we leave on her side as that’s how she likes to sleep. Sometimes she’ll roll onto her back herself though which is fine. Any questions let me know. I found putting down on her side helped her from startling.
@Lia she unfortunately hates chest to chest now, but i do craddle her and slowly walk over
I'd let them fall asleep on my chest and slowly walk to their cot and as were still chest to chest i gently put them down and it works every time for me
My 1st was similar in that she’d fall asleep on me or my husband, and as soon as we laid her down, she’d wake up. We ended up putting a heating pad in her bassinet to warm it up, then remove pad, and lay her down. This seemed to help us. As well as having her pacifier ready.