I figured I'd ask this on here because I know many of you have/are still co sleeping so you have more experience than I do! My sister's baby is about 9 months old and she is BFing and cosleeping with him, and she loves it. He's growing and thriving and seriously the happiest baby I've ever seen, he's always smiling lol. But he is still waking every hour or two and needs to nurse back to sleep and she's getting exhausted. When he was smaller it wasn't a big deal because she would hardly wake up, but now that he's getting bigger he rolls around and takes up the bed and keeps her up lol. She doesn't want to wean him yet. She said he will usually take naps in his crib. She tried getting him to sleep in his crib for a while at night, but that totally backfired because not only did he not sleep well but was extra clingy the next day and would not take a nap in his crib at all.
Her situation is kind of complicated too in that she still lives at home with my mom (she's only 21, isn't on her feet yet) but spends the weekends with her boyfriend at his house, so she's always going back and forth. I imagine that makes it hard to keep a consistent routine. But, does anyone have any tips, things you have tried that helped your co sleeping child sleep better? Or tips for transitioning them to their own bed? TIA!