My son will be 1 in November and since he was born, he has taken all his naps worn in a front carrier (Baby Hawk). It has really worked great for closeness, enabling me to get work done & making breastfeeding super-convenient (hands-free!). However, now that he's getting older (bigger! heavier!), the positives are being outweighed by the difficulties. Wearing him for so many hours a day (2 naps & bedtime until my husband & I go to sleep too - we cosleep) is killing my back and is physically difficult. I can tell it is starting to be uncomfortable for him, too, as he has almost outgrown the carrier.
I didn't worry about this when he was younger, as I assumed that he'd take to napping in the swing around seven months like his big sister did, but that has been a no-go. He hated it. I have tried getting him to sleep in the carrier, then taking him out & transferring to a crib, play yard or some other safe sleep environment - but he wakes when I remove him. I can usually lie down with him in the carrier, and carefully untie it & slip away, but this only works on the bed (where it is big enough for my to lie down), and I feel it is unsafe to leave him sleeping on an adult bed when I will be going downstairs to work, so far away from him.
I work part-time at home, and I really need to fit those work hours into his naptime in the morning while his sister is at pre-school. Trying to get anything done when they are both home & awake is a catastrophe!
Do you have any advice for easing him into sleeping on his own?