I feel lost. My baby has always gone to sleep by nursing and rocking or by nursing and then swinging. Both are followed by putting him in his crib after he has already fallen asleep. I'm okay with the nursing and rocking him to sleep but sometimes even after that I may put him in the swing because he is still awake. I would really like it if I could nurse him (and/or rock him) and put him in his crib regardless of whether or not he is completely asleep. I don't know how to show him to go to sleep by himself. I'm going to start using a different bedtime routine. I had a bedtime routine that included a bath but now it seems to wake him up more than make him sleepy. By the way, the age of my baby is 11 months, be 12 months mid January.
I DO NOT want to use the Cry it Out method, so if that is your suggestion please don't leave an answer. That's fine if it worked for you, but I personally can't stand to leave him alone and hear him cry. It just isn't my style. I am currently reading "The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers."
- I used to let him co-sleep with me but he wants to nurse all night and tends to move a lot more if he sleeps in bed with me and my husband. If he sleeps in his own crib he only wakes up 2 times.
-My baby will not take a bottle or a pacifier.
-He is still Exclusively Breastfeeding
-The reason I've used the swing before he goes to sleep for so long is there is rarely any fussing. But these past few days he has been fussing a lot when he gets into the swing.
Asked by Anonymous at 3:48 AM on Dec. 28, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by ohwrite at 4:02 AM on Dec. 28, 2010
Answer by 2murphyboys at 4:46 AM on Dec. 28, 2010
Answer by elizabr at 7:22 AM on Dec. 28, 2010
Answer by CABlonde at 11:56 PM on Jan. 5, 2011
Answer by RachWell at 11:57 PM on Jan. 5, 2011