I only occasionally rock my son (5 months old), so he's already used to falling asleep on his own. It's a hard transition, though. I used to always rock him, but it got so that he would wake up as soon as I laid him down, or within 30 minutes exactly, and i had to go through the whole process again. I finally reverted to letting him cry it out. I know there is a lot of controversy surrounding cry-it-out, but after trying many things, that was the only thing that worked. I hated doing it, but now he usually falls asleep quite easily by himself (and now I can rock him to sleep occasionally without a problem). Good luck!
at 2:07 PM on Feb. 9, 2010