I hope you ladies can offer some advice or give me a great book recommendation.
I usually nurse my LO (6 months old) to sleep for both naps and bed time. She is usually a breeze to put down for bed at night. We have a set routine - bath, books, nurse to sleep.
Nap time is another story.... I cannot put her to bed drowsy, but awake. If she wakes up during the transition from my arms to the bed, she clings to me and screams. When this happens, I will try to get her to fall back asleep, but usually, if she wakes up like that, she may fall back asleep in my arms, but she has a tight grip on me and those eyes pop open the moment I even think about putting her into her bed. So she has been missing a lot of naps which is not good for her and makes things difficult especially when she is being babysat.
Everyone that is willing to babysit her want to do CIO. I want to sleep train her so she will go down easily for me and babysitters, but I do not want her to CIO.
She is not rolling over in her bed yet so we are still using the swaddle for naptime. If I can get it on her without her getting too worked up, then the swaddle does help her stay asleep. I have a feeling though that she is going to start rolling over and I will loose the swaddleing which will make this even harder.
TIA for any help!