My daughter (14 mo.) and I had a semi-cosleeping arrangement. She has a big crib that until recently, I would get into with her and nurse her to sleep and a few to many times a night when she would wake. This was fine with me until she started refusing to let go even when she was very asleep. The second I would try to disengage, she would wake up and want to suck more. This is not convenient for me when she goes down initially, as it is rather early and not comfortable, for my poor body, in the long run.
I have started trying to nurse her in a chair until she is asleep and then tranferring her w/out waking her. This works about 25% of the time. Usually she wakes up and cries. Today, I have let her cry for the first time ever. I don't know what else to do. I gave her a favorite stuffed animal and a water bottle. She played a little at putting the doll to sleep but soon thereafter both of them were tossed out. I tried staying in the room reassuring her, but that made it worse. Once I left she was down in about 15 minutes.
I don't like this at all. I would love some advice! I really liked our old way... before this crazy suck issue.
Thank you for any words of wisdom,
Amanda and Bo