My LO always sleeps in her swing and I know it is something we need to deal with sooner rather than later. So at this weeks appointment I discussed it with the pediatrician and asked for a smooth way (not CIO) to help transition her to the crib. After discussing our bed time routine, which ends by being nursed to sleep. My pedi stated that my LO does not know how to put herself to sleep that she is always been put to sleep while nursing to moving. She recommended the book "baby wise" I have not gotten it yet but when I googled it to find prices all that came up was controversy about it. I figured I could get it and take what I want from it.
Well now I am sitting here at nap time and every time pop her off my breast (when she is asleep) she wakes up and is upset searching for it. So I tried holding her off and soothing her, it doesn't work. So I am holding her in tears that my baby cannot put herself to sleep and it is my fault.
Anyone have any tips or book recommendations? I feel like she is still so young but the longer I wait the harder it will be. Full on CIO is not an option, getting a magic suit is not an option and I just posted how she breaks out of her swaddle in 20 minutes and wakes herself up (so although I swaddle it is not a solution either)
I have so many bad habits for her I have to break and I thought I was doing the right thing by soothing her this whole time :( She only sleeps when moving, she falls asleep on my boob and now I have learned she cannot put herself to sleep :(
Please help me