For ideas, try reading Elizabeth Pantley's "No Cry Sleep Solution". There's both an infant and toddler/preschooler version. She also has a web site (you can find it via Google). One suggestion (which we used when we were having trouble getting our son to sleep), is put him in his bed, and say in the room with him until he falls asleep. Then gradually sit closer to the door until you can leave without difficulty. (i.e. one night sit on the floor halfway to the door, then once he's use to that, sit in the doorway, then outside. It can take time but it does work. Others will recommend crying it out which may also work.
at 10:18 AM on Mar. 31, 2010