Hi thanks for replying. He settles independently (with intermittent shushing and patting) about 80% of the time BUT he does need his dummy to sleep and is also still swaddled. He wouldn't self settle at all until around 12 weeks but we have been making good progress on this since then. Occassionally if he is really unsettled, and especially during the evening I end up rocking or feeding him to sleep (he is ebf).
I start winding down for naps about 1hr 45min after being awake, or sooner if he is showing tired signs. I take him to the nursery, close the blinds and put on his lightshow music box. I then rock him until he is sleepy and place him in the cot with the dummy to fall asleep. Bedtime is similar but he has a bath, then feed, then into cot.
He usually goes 5 - 6 hours at night before waking for a feed and then back down for another 2 -3. At times when he is very unsettled in the evening he can wake more frequently but will often settle if given his dummy. He always spits the dummy out once asleep so I don't think he is necessarily waking for the dummy, I think it is more to do with him being OT.
He hasn't been diagnosed with reflux or colic or anything so I don't think there is anything medically wrong.