this is my first post - been reading what other people have to say for a while now as i struggle with helping my daughter to sleep. she sleeps in a crib for the first part of the night, and then transitions to our bed during her first wakeup after we've gone to bed. she wakes up often during the night, and its a struggle, but right now what's even harder is helping her fall asleep. i can tell she's exhausted at 6:30, but by 8:30 she's still up wanting to play! we have a very consistent nighttime routine, and then i get into the crib with her to comfort her to sleep. i've tried sitting outside the crib and she just screams. so, there i am lying in the crib with her for over an hour while she nurses a bit, plays a bit, etc. she ultimately falls asleep on the nipple, or just after i pull it out (using the Pantley pull out method). i'm starting to wonder if i should sit near her, but outside the crib, so she knows its sleep time and not play time, but i know this will elicit much crying and i am very reluctant to do it.
any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!