I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with this? How did it work for you? How long did it take? (hours per night - number of nights). How did it weigh on you emotionally?
I fear for the crying - a lot. How can I be doing the right thing if he's crying? I already feel guilty and wonder if this is any different than cio. I just don't know what else to do. I'm confused about ap - this doesn't seem to fit because I know he's going to resist the change and I won't be doing the one thing that can fix things. But than I think about family balance and the present routine is definitely not working for all parties involved.
The plan is to follow our same bedtime routine - bath, teeth, playtime on bed (reading books, giggles, massage ect). Than instead of the usual (lights out, nurse in the rocking chair, than music and dancing) - we are going to lay down in the bed with him (nurse) and hope that eventually he will fall asleep on his own with us in the bed.
I will do whatever I can to help - soothe him, rub his back, sing, nurse him as often as he wants, even hold him - just no movements (rocking, bouncing ect).
anyone ever try anything like this either to stop dancing/walking around or rocking to laying down with baby?
Anyone have any suggestions or alternatives?
thanks so much!