My dd is 11mo, and it feels right to begin transitioning her to her own bed. We have co-slept most of her life up to this point. She did sleep in a cradle by our bed for the 1st 3 mos, but to survive acid reflux I ended up moving her into our bed to nurse and just left her there.
What are some ways you have had success with transitioning your baby from your bed to her own crib in her room? I want to make this transition with a great deal of care. I don't want dd to feel abandoned and I'm not going to do anything abrupt.
We always nurse to sleep at night in our bed and dd goes to sleep very quickly and easily.
I'm anxious b/c I'm part of the reason that this transition will be tough. I worry about being able to hear her and having her away from me.
Here are a few options I've thought about
-nursing her down in our bed and transferring her to her own
-sleeping on the floor in her room for several nights (with her in her crib)
-sleeping on the floor in the hall outside her room for several nights (with her in her crib)
-nursing her down in the rocker in her room and then transferring her to her own bed
-bringing her crib into our room to get her used to sleeping in it and then moving it to her room after several days/weeks, when she's okay with it
We've been sleeping with a little stuffed lamb for several months, so she will have a transition object that will stay the same once I move her.
What do you think?