Our 9m old sleeps pretty well. He sleeps from 10:30pm to 9:30am waking up 2-3 times during the night for milky snacks.
But, DH and I don't sleep well next to him anymore because he does this sleep, crawl, sleep, crawl. Usually if he's hungry, his sleep, crawl routine will hit me pretty quick. But, sometimes he heads south on the bed and can fall off without us hearing him.
If it were just that he could fall off, we'd lower the bed. But, he'll do this sleep crawl routine a couple times a night and it's enough to wake us up and make us worry about him. Baby is still basically asleep, but we are basically awake.
He also falls asleep eating pretty quickly, so I wonder if he weren't next to me, he may not even wake enough to ask for food if he were in a crib. He eats well during the day and the night meals are so small.
So, I'm considering moving him to a crib. But, I can't quite do it. I see that it may be better for all of us, but I'm afraid I would miss him too much and not be able to sleep. We can't fit the crib in our room and don't have money to spend on a pack an play for the transition time or else I would keep him in our room first and I think that would work. Maybe I'll just have to come up with the money for a pack n play.
I love having him next to us and peeking at him in the night and knowing that he is safe and comfy. So, I'm struggling with this.