Okay I know there's a post in here about co-sleeping, but the problem im having is a little too complex for me to post in there and I dont want to steal the thread...so...
My little one is 14 weeks old. From birth to a few weeks old she slept in bassinet (in the hospital and at home). Then I started alternating her between the bassinet and the baby hammock (for those of you who don't know what these are, this is the one I have www.babyhammock.co.nz), as the baby hammock was downstairs in the kitchen and I could get some work done, while the bassinet was in my room.
Then I made the very bad and now regrettable decision to move the hammock into my bedroom as well. I did this because she was sleeping so much better in it that she was in her bassinet (she has reflux, and at this time it was particularly bad, so the hammock soothed her). I did tilt the bassinet but it wasn't the same for her, so I ended up putting her into the hammock more often than not, until the point where I had totally phased out the bassinet (not on purpose, I had no idea this would happen). It was about this time we began co-sleeping at night.
So now I have a 14 week old who needs the feeling of being held to get to sleep. She sleeps great with me in bed, and okay in the hammock...here's my problem. She has outgrown her hammock. Shes way too long for it, her little feet stick out the end...what do I do??? I have a cot (crib) for her, but she won't go to sleep in it because there's no tight feeling around her that she is used to in a hammock, or in my arms. I'm happy with her continuing to co-sleep at night, but what do I do with her during the day? She can sleep in my arms sometimes, but I am getting nothing done at all! She's too nosy to sleep in a sling or a carrypack type thing, she just looks around the whole time and won't sleep.
Someone please help me! I'm sorry this has been such a long post but I really need help, all the doctors and nurses I have asked have told me I should let her CIO but there's NO WAY I'll be doing that, its not an option.