Re: When do babies stop needing to nurse to nap?
I nurse my lo and she is awake when I put her down and then she goes to sleep. I started this at 6.5 mths but my friend who told me to do it started at 5.5 so I think you could try now. It may be too early though. You need a nap routine, short but so they know what is going to happen. I sing the same song while I change her diaper, walk to her room, wrap her in a blanket, nurse for maybe 5 min and then into teh crib. The first couple days, she fussed for maybe 3-4 min and then fell asleep, we do not do cry it out so I felt comfortable with this. My friend said she had to go in a few times that first week or so and pat but that he gradually got the idea. I hope it will work for you!
Mom to Abigail, born May 3rd, 2007 (self-weaned at 27 mths) and Charlotte, born Nov. 24th, 2009. Both reflux babies and EBF. Charlotte weighs 31 lbs at 26 mths.