Hey everyone! So I’d like any tips and advice on getting my little one (almost 8mo) to nap in his crib/pack n play. Right now we do all contact naps, cosleeping, and most times nursing to sleep in my bed. Honestly I’m not ready to stop cosleeping at night but I’m babysitting my nephews (6mo old twins-4mo adjusted) starting in a few months (they’ll be 7mo adjusted by then) and basically I need my boy to nap independently.
He doesn’t take a pacifier, wakes every 30-45min to nurse back to sleep, immediately wakes up screaming if I try to transfer him, and will fully wake up crying if I try to put him down drowsy but not asleep. Even at night he wakes up if I try to sneak out of bed which is definitely impacting my marriage as I hardly get to spend time with my husband anymore. When he was 3-4 months he would sleep on his own in the bassinet when I needed him to by at 5months we were in a traumatic car accident and were seperated for almost 2.5 weeks (I was in the hospital) and ever since I’ve been back home he has been especially clingy and basically a Velcro baby.
Thanks for reading this super long post lol. Any tips, advice, reassurance, etc is much appreciated. (I will not use the cry it out method or refuse to comfort him when he’s crying) pic for tax!