I'm looking to move my almost 5-month old into his own room and crib in the next few weeks. He currently sleeps in bed with me (nurses to sleep) and nurses briefly throughout the night. He's never slept in a crib before, but goes down awake during the day for naps with minimal fussing in a rock and play (I will switch to crib for naps as well once we sleep train for nights).
Should I approach the night time transition all at once (in crib awake with no sleep props)? This would be my preference since I do not want to drag the process out, but my fear is that it's too much of a change all at once and he'll have a lot of trouble adjusting.
He currently sleeps from about 8 pm to 7 am, and takes four naps during the day (usually a long one in the morning, and then 3 40-minute catnaps). Should I keep this daytime schedule until he's sleep trained for nights? I know his wake times are on the low end for his age, but I'm afraid of stretching them and going down to 3 naps and still getting the short naps.