I know there's a sleep thread out there somewhere, but I was hoping I could get some additional advice, things that worked, personal experiences etc.
My little guy is 10 months old, and up until 6 months was a pretty good sleeper, would sleep in his crib, wake up once to eat, and go back down. I was totally spoiled with his newborn stage.
Around 7 months, he got a nasty cold and the only way he would get rest was to sleep with me and nurse often, well fast forward to 10 months. He goes down in his crib just fine, but a few weeks back starts waking up around 11-1am and screams for me, sitting up, as soon as I pick him up he usually settles back down. But if I put him back in his crib, he will be back up in an hour doing the same thing, we did this game for a few days but I just got too exhausted. I work full time and am away from home from 5:40am-6pm, so I gave up the crib, and I usually bring him into bed with me after the first wake up, because I literally can't function otherwise, nor do I have the time or capacity to sleep train at this point.
I don't mind him sleeping with me whatsoever (my husband is bothered, since he wants wifely things, sorry buddy, too exhausted for that anyway), but now he has accepted that the buffet is open all night,and he will nurse 4-5 times at night! (TMI) my nipples just started bleeding today for the first time in 10 months, since he also has teeth and grinds them in his sleep, great!
Sorry for the sleep history! But here are things I need help with.
1. With previous kids that co-slept, did they eventually outgrow it and were able to sleep in their bed without training. (At what age?)
2. I have 10 lovely days off coming up next week, should I sleep train.
3. I really can't handle CIO, but if I do decide to sleep train over the next 10 days, what is the best method that has worked for you?
Any and all advice is appreciated.