nearly every book or article i've read about infants and sleep urges parents to put babies down "drowsy but awake" as a crucial part of getting them to sleep on their own. i got into the "bad" habit of nursing my son (now 6 months) all the way down to sleep from the start, and now i'm gently trying to break that habit. my hope is that he'll learn to fall asleep on his own, get back to sleep on his own, and fall asleep after a bottle from my husband (or a sitter) more easily.
my problem is that when i try to gauge when he's *almost" asleep but not quite, i'm often wrong and he's fallen asleep. and i can't stand to wake him back up again just so he can fall asleep on his own. for moms who do the "drowsy but awake" thing, what signs do you look for that your baby's drowsy but not totally out yet?
Answer by BridgetC140 at 6:45 PM on Dec. 15, 2008
Answer by LovinMyMikayla at 6:47 PM on Dec. 15, 2008
Drowsy but awake in my opinion is when they have "heavy eyes" almost asleep but keep opening their eyes a little.
Answer by Navymama at 7:10 PM on Dec. 15, 2008
Answer by AmiJanell at 7:38 PM on Dec. 15, 2008
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