S and I have decided it is time to start transitioning E to her crib instead of our bed. We had planned on her sleeping in our room until she was one-year-ish anyway, and now that she is increasingly mobile we are also worried that our bed is no longer as safe for her.
So today she was really fighting going down for her nap, like she has been for the past week, and I finally snapped and decided I couldn't take it anymore and put her in her crib by herself.
She screamed for an HOUR AND A HALF until I finally caved and went to her. (We went in to reassure her every 10-15 minutes in the meantime, of course, but holy crap.) I laid down with her on our bed and she was just shaking she was so upset. I held her close while her little body heaved next to mine, and she fell asleep in less than 30 seconds. All she wanted was her momma. HEART. BROKEN.
We have had similar battles in the past and that child will. not. cry. it. out. She just escalates. I don't know what to do, because I know I don't have it in me to let her cry for any longer than she did today.
Any suggestions for making the transition to the crib easier? I was planning to start with naps and then transition to nighttime sleeping in there once she is used to naps, but maybe we should try it the other way around?