Dd is 9 months old and we've been happily feeding to sleep up to this point. It works well for us but we're now coming to a point in time where we need to make some changes. I'm heading back to work 2 days a week at the end of June and dd will be at childcare for those days. Obviously they can't feed her to sleep so I need to put in place another settling cue for her. She sleeps with a comforter but hasn't really learnt to associate him with falling asleep. I'm thinking about starting to play lullabies while I feed her to sleep to see if I can slowly transition her to a point where she'll settle to the music while just being patted. Has anyone tried something similar? Any advice about how long I should pair the two cues? What step comes after feeding to sleep while playing the music? I'm worried it'll be too sudden to go straight from music and fed to sleep to music alone. I hope this is making sense to someone. Any advice would be appreciated.
A small point - dd does have suspected digestive issues which means she wakes through the night with wind pain. I'm not looking to change how she resettles in the night. Just how she goes down initially.