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at what age do babies self soothe?

Posted by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 5:28 PM
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Just curious...when are they capable of self soothing and/or going to sleep on their own?
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YzmaRocks
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 5:31 PM
Depends on the baby. Earliest is around 6 months, give or take. My first is almost 4 and still has a hard time self soothing. My second was able to around 8 months or so.
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mrsg2011
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Rebekah is 5.5 months and I nurse her to sleep. 

mommyof2grls06
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 5:44 PM

All kids will reach that milestone at a different time. My youngest who is 10.5 months will nurse, lay down in her crib and pass out. My 2.5 year old still enjoys being rocked to sleep. My 4 year old started going to sleep on her own when she was about 27 months because that's when she weaned. My 5.5 year old was about 18 months before I could put her down and she would go to sleep alone. 

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paaepae
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Since the day he came home from the hospital I would put my son down awake and he would fall asleep on his own. I chalk that up to hiim being in the NICU though.

My 5mth old goes to sleep on her own occasionally. I make sure she has a full belly, a clean diaper, and her blanket. I lay her down and it's a 50/50 chance of her cooing and talking to herself until she falls asleep or getting pissed after a few minutes and wanting me to come get her.

Raeann11
by Gold Member on Feb. 12, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Every child is different.

larissalarie
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 6:43 PM
Every child is different, they will do it eventually. Even the most doting parents I haven't ever seen having to rock a teenager to sleep, lol.
My oldest could sttn, (technically from day 1 since it's defined as 6 hours and she did that) and fall asleep solo by 6 weeks. My next was 2 years old before that happened regularly, and my youngest just turned 1 and he's been able to for a few months now.
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cabrandy03
by Brandy on Feb. 12, 2012 at 7:30 PM
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depends on the baby.  I wouldn't recommend letting baby cry to sleep until 6 months at the earliest if at all.  I personally don't use the cry it out method at all.

FrumpyMama
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Each baby different, some never do and some are more independent.

ty355172
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 9:09 PM
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Me either. Id rather snuggle my bsby to sleep than hear her cry.


Quoting cabrandy03:

depends on the baby.  I wouldn't recommend letting baby cry to sleep until 6 months at the earliest if at all.  I personally don't use the cry it out method at all.


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angela.bouchard
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 9:21 PM

I really think it depends on the child. I helped my son transition early on so he put himself back to sleep with music at 8 months old. We started a new routine around his first birthday though. He's 18 months now and it is rare for him to cry when we lay him down at night.

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