consistency is key. put your baby to sleep at the same time every night. only go to her/him when they seem in distress. even if they seem a little fussy they need to work through it. this is not harmful like if they were all out crying. I also made sure it was dark and quiet for her as well.
as long as you know you fed them, changed their diaper, and they're not in any distress, let them be. eventually they'll fall asleep on their own. I went through this with my DD in the beginning. she now sleeps through the night for me, sometimes up to 7 or 8 hours a pop. I feel very lucky but know my firmness with her bedtime schedule paid off. it should for you too. GL
at 5:19 PM on Jun. 28, 2011