Lisa - posted on 07/07/2009 ( 50 moms have responded )
My son is 10 months old and we have always co-slept. for the past 2.5 months, I have been trying to put him in his crib for naps, in an attempt to get him used to it so when I transitioned him for good it would not be so hard. I am being diligent about it for the first 45 min or so of his nap, but every time he wakes up and is in the crib he cries...a lot! I can get him to sleep and lay him in a BED, however, and he is in heaven. Nights are horrible, and tonight I am at my wits end. I used to be able to nurse him to sleep and lay him in his crib for 30 min-1hr and get a break. now he doesn't even go to sleep nursing. I am afraid I have messed him up letting him sleep in my bed. Please tell me if anyone else has dealt with this, and that there is a better way to get him to sleep in his crib at night than to let him cry it out...I don't think I can do that. This is my fault, and he should not have to be traumatized in order to correct it..........