We just tried one of the no cry sleep solutions... He's 5 1/2 months old and has been sleeping in our bed or bedroom (basinet) since birth. Lately it's been 90% our bed... and he started wanting to nurse all night long... giving me no rest and a horrible headache that's lasted days. So we wanted to try to put a stop to it.
We read about a solution to teach him to self soothe... lie him in his crib, if he starts to cry immediately pick him up and soothe him until he's calm- then lie him back down. Repeat until he goes to sleep. 2 hours later- and many switching off between mommy and daddy and he's finally asleep. I was afraid he'd get hungry, want to nurse and it would start all over again!
I came so close to just giving up and bringing him to bed with us anyway. I am waiting 20 minutes. If he's still asleep, we're going to bed.
How do you do it?