DS is 5mo old and Im not sure when or how you get them to learn to sleep on their own. Right now he can fall asleep while nursing, swinging, being carried (which I shouldnt be doing with his heavy butt), or riding in the car. I want him to eventually be able to go to sleep on his own so that when I ween him in a couple of years he will still be able to sleep. Its not that I dont like nursing him to sleep, although sometimes it takes forever and I honestly dont like that. But I want him to be able to doze off on his own someday.
At what age is it good to start teaching him to sleep on his own, and how do you do it?
My opinion that if mom allowed it all this time why not do it as parenting isn't about us it's about the child.
however if mom doesnt want to nurse to sleep then just don't allow it. whatever she wants bedtime to look like thats what she has to do. It likely won't be easy or tear free. But establish a routine and help baby adjust to it as best as possible.
What if it doesnt work for the mom? Out of curiousity. This isnt me that Im asking for obviously, since I have a 5mo old. :)
If it works for you and the child its not an issue.
So if a baby only goes to sleep while nursing at age 1yr, its still in the norm?
When the child is ready. For some they don't need to sleep with mom or need help going to sleep. Others nurse to sleep until they wean.