well, my daughter slept with me until her dad came home, at 7 months old. around 9 months we started her in her crib, it took less than a week. i cried while she cried, but we just waited until she was tired, and put her down in her crib. patted her butt and rubbed her back, then left. and after a few minutes my hubby would go back in and comfort her again, eventually she fell asleep. Now she goes directly to him when she is tired, he puts her in bed and she falls asleep quietly. it is harder for you than your child, they don't suffer from it like you would think they would. plus if baby falls asleep on their own, they don't wake up expecting the warmth and comfort of you...
at 9:38 PM on Feb. 6, 2010