Join Date: Jun 2004
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sounds like my ds#1! so you probably don't want to hear my advice but i will give it anyway. we just realized that he wasn't ready. we all hear about teh babies that sleep through the night, but you have to remember that every baby is different. this is your ds's personality. you can choose to "go with it" until he is ready or you can "train" him to sleep in his crib. when ds#1 turned 2, we set up his own room and talked about it for about 2 weeks and the first night we tried him in his own bed, he slept the whole night. because he was ready at that point. he still comes in at some point during the night to sleep with us, but for the most part, he is in his own bed now. i am not saying it will take another year for you, because again, every child is different.
now ds#2 doesn't usually nurse to sleep at all. when eh is full, he pops off, and i cradle hold him until he falls asleep, and then i put him in his bed next to ours. (until he wakes up then eh comes in with us)
a big part of the Ap lifestyle is recognizing what your babies needs are and responding to them. i know there is a fine line there since you guys aren't getting any sleep. my dh usually takes our 3 yo into the guest room and the baby and i sleep in our bed just so everyone gets a good nights sleep.
a little long winded, sorry. but that is my 2 cents!