Yesterday, 07:59 AM
The easiest way to see if it's right or wrong is to try. And the easiest way to try gradually without a bunch of ups and downs is to put a smaller mattress or futon on the floor in your own room. And put her to sleep there and then you will see if you are disturbing her sleep or not based on her night wakings while in her own space. And if she wake just as much, you can bring her back to bed. If she sleeps longer, great! And after she has established those sleep patterns you can work on moving her into her own room. And if not, when/if she does night wake, you only have to slither down to another matress in your own room rather than get up and walk into another room where she's alone.
In terms of the rocking thing, have you tried rocking her to sleep in an actual rocking chair? Because that can be much less tiring while still being an effective way to get them to sleep. Good luck!