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July 29, 2012 5:15 PM Subscribe
I need help figuring out how to get my 11 month old baby to fall asleep by himself. Anyone been there, done that? Halp?
posted by cestmoi15 to human relations (15 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I currently lay down with him in his crib and cradle him in my arm by my side, but don't do much in the way of helping or sushing him - he does a great job of doing the work of going to sleep on his own - he's usually out within 20 minutes (this is for both 2 naps a day and bedtime) but I'm really ready to just be able to put him down and leave the room.
His room has space for a chair for me to sit and hopefully just read (to myself) as he nods off, but I'm looking for help getting a game plan for me to transition from crib to chair to putting him down and leaving.
We do have a bedtime routine and I see no reason to change that part, I'm just looking for the laying him down and not having him freak out part. I haven't started yet as I'd like to have some opinions/help before I do this blindly. He does get very upset if I just put him in his crib and leave the room right now - he will also just get up and cruise the crib if I don't lie down with him.
And yes, I do wish I'd done more of this before, but here we are now. Any help would be greatly appreciated!