Now that My DD is a little older my husband and i are really regretting not using what we call the "furber method" we didnt let our child cry herself to sleep and learn to put herself to sleep. we rocked her to sleep and now we have to lay in bed with her everynight until she goes to sleep. its really frustrating and some nights she doesnt want to go to bed until 11:30 or later.
we have decided to start trying to get her to go to sleep on her own, some ideas we have to help are to leave her tv on, get a night light, and im thinking of getting a tape recorder and recording me singing to her like i do everynight. if anyone has any ideas or has ever done this PLEASE let me know. the hardest part of this all is her crying and calling my name its become very hard for me to ignore my daughters crys of deperation for me to come lay with her.