I have mixed feelings about sleep training.
Right now, our situation is not too bad. He goes down pretty easy at night. Our bedtime routine is bath, lotion and massage, nurse, crib. Sometimes he falls asleep at the breast, other times not, and it doesn't seem to make much of a difference to him. He wakes 1-4 times at night, which is a little crazy when it's a 4 time night (although, I've noticed that those nights are when I have late rehearsals and his grandma has to put him down and he doesn't really take a bottle very well, so he's probably just legit hungry).
As for naps, I'm finding myself in the camp of "do whatever works". We were doing eat-play-sleep for a long time, and I had figured out how to get him down pretty easily by bouncing/rocking/etc. Then once we got that down, we tried Ferber for about a week. He did pretty well with that, but honestly, I didn't like hearing him cry, even for just the few minutes that he did. And not only that, but I found that during that time, he had a really hard time falling asleep while we were out (in the car, stroller, Ergo, etc.) and I need him to be flexible with where he falls asleep because our lifestyle just calls for that.
So, now that we're officially not Ferbering anymore, he needs more help falling asleep when we're home, but he is able to get good naps while we're out, which I think is more important to me. I mean, a couple days ago, he was chilling in his swing in the front office of our business and he passed out and took an almost 2 hour nap (his normal nap is 45 minutes)! I was thrilled! And he's been sleeping in the car every time we go somewhere instead of crying, which is also fantastic. I just hope I don't end up kicking myself in the future.
Anyone else in this same boat? I hear so much on these boards about sleep training, and I feel like I'm the only one that's not.