With my son, I had been bringing him to bed when he woke up in the morning (around 2 or 3 am) and he got so accustomed to sleeping with me that he barely slept in his crib, and I barely slept in my bed. I needed to get some rest, so I decided I need to put him in his crib, and leave him there. The first night I set him down at 930. He fussed and screamed for an hour and a half before he fell asleep. The next three nights he fussed for 15 mins before falling asleep, now he cries once or twice before he falls asleep, and for the most part sleeps through the night without waking me. Just make sure you fill his belly (I give my son applesauce and a glass of milk right before bedtime, no matter how much he ate at dinner.) He might wake up occasionally and I give him a bottle to help put him back to sleep. Last night he woke up, cried once and went back to sleep on his own.
Good luck! Hope it works out for you!
at 8:06 AM on Apr. 18, 2009