Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

mt baby does not cry for falling sleep

hello, my 6 months old baby does not cry when he wants to fall sleep during the night...first around 8 pm he start crying, i am rocking him and fall sleep, around 5 am he start crying for food, he eats and i put in his crib but he did not cry, he falls that normal? or something wrong? i ear that babies has to cry for falling sleep at least 5 minutes and he does that normal?

Answer Question

Asked by Anonymous at 11:13 AM on Mar. 1, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

Answers (5)
  • It is not abnormal and it is REALLY GREAT! That is what you want!!! Babies who can soothe themselves to sleep without crying are on the right track! My daughter does sometimes and other times she fusses for a few minutes. Getting babies out of the habit of falling asleep on the breast, bottle or while rocking is an excellent thing to do. It will really help them soothe themselves back to sleep in the middle of the night should they wake up for whatever reason. (and as they get older...they'll wake more frequently in the night. )

    Answer by ANGIE409 at 11:18 AM on Mar. 1, 2009

  • yeah! youre lucky sometimes my dd will just lay there and stare till she falls asleep other nights she fusses or cries for a few min.

    Answer by Kennadismom at 11:18 AM on Mar. 1, 2009

  • I thnk it's fine. My baby didn't cry herself to sleep either. I think of my meself blessed she sleeps so well!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:20 AM on Mar. 1, 2009

  • Oh honey, stop worrying so much. Of course it's normal. Not all babies scream and fuss at bedtime or during th enight. Count your blessings.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 11:26 AM on Mar. 1, 2009

  • No, it's fine. Not all babies cry and fuss before falling asleep.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 1:18 PM on Mar. 1, 2009

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.