Hi. I'm just curious about how long does it take for your babies to fall asleep (during naps and at night), and what do you do. I'm especially curious about older babies (8-12 months). Have they learned to fall asleep or do you help them (rocking, nursing, etc.)? It's sometimes helpful to know what other people are experiencing!
My son is 11 months, and has been on and off good about putting himself to sleep since 7 months. He usually takes 20-40 minutes of light cooing and whimpering until he's sound asleep. I check in or help as needed. But this varies depending on what else is going on in his life and if he's over-tired or over-stimulated. He might fall asleep in less than 5 minutes, or he might fight it for 1.5 hours (at which point I just cancel the "nap" or if it's nighttime I'll just rock him until he's in deep sleep). I'd guess that this is normal, but since this is my first baby, I'm not sure what is normal.
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