I just finished reading The No-Cry Sleep Solution and came to this site since it's listed in the back as a great resource. My baby is three months old tomorrow and is sleeping fairly well "through the night" now. He does not nap well though, and I am still nursing him to the point of being very drowsy and then lying him down for sleep.
I guess I am here because I want to make sure I'm setting him up for success now rather than prolonging a big habit change. Everyone I know suggests to just let him cry it out so I thought I'd come here for help.
It seems like all of the babies I've been around before mine can be put in their crib at bedtime/naptime and will then fall asleep. Mine won't do that at all, he'll start crying! Maybe the other babies only do that because they cried it out, I don't know... but right now I'm just nervous he'll want to nurse before sleeping for all of his baby and toddlerhood and will never be able to sleep as a young child!
Is it okay to keep nursing him before sleeping? Is this something I'll eventually wind up having to "ween" him off of or is it something babies grow into as they get older? I don't mind it at all, actually really enjoy the bonding time, but I don't want to be setting him up for a rude awakening down the road!