I think you are asking how to teach your daughter to help herself fall asleep without crying herself to sleep, right? There isn't really any one answer to that. Every child is different & has different tricks that work for them. There are a few things are are pretty universal though. For one thing, children need a routine- it doesn't really matter what the routine is, it just needs to be the same every night. It is also important to make sleep associations, like she has a special toy that is only for bed time, or you stroke her arm in a certain way every night-- It doesn't matter what it is as long as it's something that is she associates with sleep and only sleep. There is no quick fix for sleep issues, and some children are tougher than others. I suggest establishing a routine & a few sleep associations and keeping up with them for a few months. You will most likely notice a marked change in her sleeping patterns.
at 7:59 PM on Mar. 26, 2010