How to transition: from co-sleeper to crib?
Each time our first daughter transitioned further from us, it was a difficult change, for mama, papa, and for babe. First, it was from our bed to her crib in the corner of the room. Then, it was from the corner of our room to her own room across the apartment. It felt like she was taking leaps and bounds in her journey away from us.
An urbanMama seeks some advice and your perspective on the transitioning:
I'm a 27 year old married mama to an 8 month old breast feeding, sweet, smart, active, adorable boy. My husband and I have been co sleeping with our little man, but have reached a point where he is so active, even in his sleep, that we think all of us would sleep better if he had his own space. He has a crib, but doesn't even nap in it at this point.
I would like to transition him to his crib to sleep for (at least most of) the night and for naps. I would say that we are semi attachment. I don't want to traumatize him, but I also don't want to bother him in an attempt to soothe him. We are both frustrated during the "soothing" process which consists of breast feeding, rocking, bouncing, shushing, and/or rocking. I feel like he's outgrowing some or all of these.
Any mamas have advice for transitioning from co sleeping to crib?