Okay so ds is almost 8 months old and is worlds best nurser... unfortunatly I have "spoiled" him (I know you can't really spoil them, but you know what I mean) and now he won't fall asleep without the boob. Once he is asleep he won't stay asleep unless I (just me, not daddy, not Gandma, just me) am laying next to him. I think it is a smell thing now, because he'll sleep away from the boob, but not away from me. I have been working on getting him into his own room at night and am at a loss. I can't bear to hear him cry. I tried letting him cry for a few minutes and I started crying myself (DH thinks Im a nut). I really would like him to start sleeping through the night in his own bed. I want ours back. (okay dh wants it back, I actually enjoy the cuddling, but understand where he is coming from). I can't stand to listen to him cry. How do I go about getting him there gently without making him hate bedtime? Please help!!!!! I forgot to say, that he really doesn't nurse much at night. Really only for comfort. I would like him night weaned to. He is 20lbs now and a big boy. He started on solids. 2xs a day with different cereal mixed with fruit.