Daniele - posted on 12/31/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
My daughter is 18-months old and we have always co-slept (initially, due to lack of space and when we had space she learned to crawl out of the crib). We now have her a bedroom and a toddler bed, but I do not know how to get her to sleep in it.
She still breastfeeds and now wants to BFconstantly. I don't want to wean her yet, but would like to eliminate the night feeds. We have tried letting her CIO, but she will not self-soothe at all. I've tried rocking her to sleep and putting her in her bed, but she only stays asleep for 2 hours and then stays awake until 2 or 3 AM, and then will only go to sleep if I nurse her down.
Friends have told me that 18-month olds usually go through a sleep-strike and can become extra clingy, but she's tired and miserable and so are my husband and I. I just don't know what else to try at this point and would appreciate all recommendations. Thank you.