I am new to this website and I wish I had found it earlier.
I have a 7 month old daughter who sleeps in our bed. Since she was born, I had trouble with breastfeeding and the nightly feeds and pumping was exhausting so she ended up sleeping with us in our bed and things have been wonderful. I love sleeping with her and so glad I stuck with breastfeeding. I feel so close to her and sleeping has been wonderful since she was 2 and a half months.
Now that she is 7 months and has started solids since 5 months I am wanting to slowly transition her into her crib. She seems to wake up often to even the slightest noise so I feel her sleeping in her crib will provide her with a more peaceful sleep. In addition, our pediatrician made me feel bad she is not sleeping thru the night. In any case I told my husband I am not ready 'just' yet to stop sharing our bed with her. However I would like to slowly wean her to the crib.
Right now she naps in our bed too. I would like to start her off with her naps in her crib and then eventually her nighttime sleep. Can anyone provide me with any advice on how to? She needs to nurse to sleep so I just dont know how to put her to nap in her crib without nursing her. My ped said to let her cry it out but I am not for that and would like to do this without having to do that.
I would appreciate any advice and cross my fingers it will work!