Baby sleep advice! :)

My baby is 6 weeks old today, he sleeps pretty well in his bassinet at night but will only sleep during the day if I'm holding him. If I try to put him down anywhere he will wake up within 10 minutes, I've tried every safe place there is to put him! 
Any tips that don't involve letting him cry?
I do love giving him cuddles but would be nice to be able to eat / have a shower 😩