I nursed both of my babies to sleep until about 4 months of age and then started training them to self-soothe by putting them down drowsy, but awake and happy! I recommend it! Then you don't have to try a million times to transfer them to bed without waking them, or feel forced to sleep with them (this is, of course, if you don't WANT to cosleep. It wasn't for me). And that way other people can put them to bed (my husband loves doing her bedtime ritual. He bathes her, I nurse her, he reads to her, then puts her to bed). Also that way once they have teeth you can wipe them or brush them before they go to bed.
at 2:25 PM on Mar. 19, 2009