I wish I had some tips other than the usual walking/bouncing/shushing, using the carseat, or strolling around the neighborhood...
I can empathize, though...I'm really at the end of my rope with sleep. Helena likes to stay up all night, like from midnight-ish to sometimes 7, 8, 9 in the a.m. She'll take a short catnap here and there, but that's it. The rest of the time she wants to eat or interact. I'm losing it. I can't figure out how to get her to stay asleep at night without her actually sleeping on me.
She doesn't like her arm's reach co-sleeper, or the cocoon swing. We have gotten her to sleep in her vibrating fisherprice papasan chair in the past, but she's getting long enough that her legs are starting to hang over the edge, nad with the shoes/bar on that bothers her. So I've been trying to get her to like the cosleeper with very little success. Swaddling is impossible with the shoes/bar on. It's uncomfortable for her to sleep on me while she's wearing that metal bar.
On top of all that, she has reflux...so sleeping on her tummy is what she likes. I'm seriously lost as to what to do with her. She can be soothed to sleep if we drive around in the car for a while, but of course I can't do that every day.
We used to have a nap routine - 8:30-11:30 am, 2-5, and 7-10 pm, but she doesn't seem to do that consistently anymore. I have a hard time sleeping during the day.
I have to admit I am kind of scared of co-sleeping. She really isn't elevated enough to help with her reflux. I'd like to do it, since it often helps her fall asleep if I nurse her in bed (of course, with the shoes/bar on it's hard to do side-lying, because it means she has to have her head turned completely to the side, which I know is not a good position).
I'm actually getting quite despondent about the situation. I have to stay up all night every night, and only get 4-5 hours of intermittent sleep during the day. I just don't know what to do.
Thanks for starting this thread!! It's great to read other ideas & experiences