Sharing a bed is recommended for a minimum of 6 months (by the WHO, UNICEF etc.) as crib sleeping increases the risk of SIDS.
So, we share a bed for at least 6 months before starting to transition them. I would nurse and then lay them down in their bed. If they stayed asleep, awesome. If they woke up and cried, I picked them up. We never leave our babies to cry. I would try again the next nap or bed time. Eventually they get used to it. My son was about 7 months, my daughter was 11.5 months. My youngest is only 7 weeks, so we still have a few months before we start the transition.
at 6:40 PM on Sep. 26, 2010