I have sweet DD #2. She is 8 months old (tomorrow) and is crawling (since 6 mo) standing, "walking" from couch to table and likely getting her 1st teeth.
For about 2 months I've been making excuses about her mastering new skills, but the quality of my families life is not so good right now. Sweetie Pie wakes up ever 45min to an hour at naps and ALLLLL night. She crys (heart wrenchingly), wakes up, sits up, gets on all 4s and starts crawling. We cosleep and I am vigilant because I am afraid she will crawl off the bed. She will only fall asleep nursing in bed/arms or nursing in the ergo. She will reluctantly (fussing) fall asleep in the ergo on my back. Maybe once a night I can jiggle her back and she'll go back to sleep, most of the time I have to nurse her back to sleep.
I have been trying the Pantley pull off for her whole life, but more thoughtfully the last 2 weeks. She'll come off and roll over and sleep, then wake up screaming next time her sleep lightens up.
I always fill her up before a nap/bed, one friend suggested only feeding her every 3 hours so her stomach gets used to going longer between meals. It isn't working so well because I am nursing her when she wakes up at the 45 min mark from her nap.
Her crib is side-car to my bed so I've tried letting her settle herself at bedtime, she just plays and then gets upset cuz she's tired and wants to nurse to sleep.
She won't take a binky and doesn't have a lovey yet.
Also I'm a SAHM with a 3 1/2 year old, so I can't dedicate endless time to putting her down for naps.
I feel like I set her up for not being able to sleep with out nursing, and now I don't know how to help her learn another way.