Now I have your attention....
My Ds, 14.5 Months is the sie of a 2-3 year old, and just lately it's been getting harder and harder to rock him to sleep and then lift his weight into his cot.
So against my DH's wishes I started a new approach yesterday, I layed him in his cot, patted his belly, told him its sleep time then sat on the floor. He cried a little, tried to get up. I layed him down agai, then he got it and just lay there. He fell asleep in about 10 mins.
Nap time today, I managed to read to him without him getting up or crying.
DH now agree's that its a good thing. My back isn't hurting half as much and he gets a story aswell.
I'm so happy. It seems like such a big step as DH thought he needed to be rocked and kept telling me this is what was needed, but, we have finally crossed the barrier and he is putting himself to sleep :)
Maybe my DS is a little late in this, but we have not had to do CIO as I am against it :)
What age did your lo's do this?