I used to answer yes to all of the above, so trust me, I can totally relate.
When it came to bed time, it constantly felt like we were going into a match to see who could win the ultimate fight! In turn, I started to dislike putting my baby to sleep and opted to just let him decide when and how he would sleep. Especially because at the time my baby would not sleep alone.
Then my mum gently reminded me that If I didn’t get him into a routine, I wouldn’t sleep properly for the next 10 years. She told me that it was probably best to struggle for a few weeks now than struggle for many years.
So I decided to experiment and see if I could pick up on his sleep cues and devise a way to get my baby to sleep.