Baby Corner


Baby, Trying to Conceive and Pregnancy Message Boards


Lost Your Password?

Baby Corner Message Board > Parenting Message Boards > Ages & Stages - Preschool how do you put your baby to sleep?



how do you put your baby to sleep?

Post Reply Post New Topic  

 
Thread Tools Display Modes


 
Old 10-10-07, 11:49 AM
froglegs's Avatar
Community Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Virginia
Posts: 3,184
Thanked 4 Times
Points: 1
Level: 1
Weekly Activity 20%
Default how do you put your baby to sleep?

Do you rock/hold him/her? Or do you just put them down and let them fuss a bit? We've been holding/rocking Lucy to sleep then putting her down, but the past few days I'm starting to think she's getting a little too used to it. She's starting to wake up 10-15 min later wanting to be picked up. I remember it being a somewhat painful process to "teach" Maddy to fall asleep on her own - a lot of crying, shhhing, etc - but I can't remember how early we started the process. I'm thinking of starting now with Lucy but 5 weeks still seems a little young. What is everyone else doing and if you are doing any "sleep training", how early did you start?
Reply With Quote
 
Old 10-10-07, 12:19 PM
Twinkies_Mom's Avatar
Isabella
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,292
Thanked 44 Times
Points: 1
Level: 1
Weekly Activity 20%
Default

It's been a few weeks now that Bella has been falling asleep on her own. I wait until I know she is tired, give her the last feeding of the night, give her some hugs, kisses and cuddles and put her in her crib. She is content to look around for 10-15 minutes and then eventually falls asleep. She seems to like to unwind on her own and doesn't seem to fuss. I feel very lucky that she likes this bedtime process.
Reply With Quote
 
Old 10-10-07, 12:51 PM
kareybear's Avatar
Community Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Canada
Posts: 4,785
Thanked 0 Times
Points: 1
Level: 1
Weekly Activity 20%
Default

I do both, in my arms or on his own.
Reply With Quote
 
Old 10-10-07, 01:30 PM
jo_will's Avatar
MOM
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 2,121
Thanked 34 Times
Points: 1
Level: 1
Weekly Activity 20%
Default

I started this with Alexa 2 days ago after reading the baby whisperer books. During the night I still rock her to sleep. I find that it works well when she is in her happy place but when she is overtired and cranky I need to rock her to sleep. This morning I put her on her play mat and she was happy and cooing when I went into the shower, when I got out I found her fast asleep. The recommendation I got from others is to form good sleep habits as early as possible but start focusing on it after 6 weeks. Alexa is 8 weeks now so I am a little behind schedule.


Jo

Jo
Reply With Quote
 
Old 10-10-07, 02:42 PM
nisey79's Avatar
is mommy to 3 divas and a little man
Toddler and Twin Mommy
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1,655
Thanked 69 Times
Points: 18
Level: 1
Weekly Activity 1720%
Default

I rock her to sleep. Some times just falls asleep after finishing a bottle. Bedtime is when she wants to be rocked the most. Naptime it doesn't seem to matter too much to her.
Reply With Quote

Latest Articles
Out of the Mouth of Babes: Preventing Embarrassing Toddler Moments
Your toddler's ears are amazing! They hear everything, and replays like a tape recorder. Here are a few tips to prevent your toddler from replaying the embarrassing recorded words he hears.

Delight Your Special Mom-to-be With These Top 10 Gifts
Dads, if you have run out of ideas to get that special mom-to-be in your life for the holidays, we've got you covered. Here are 10 gifts ideas that will delight her this holiday season.

2014 Holiday Gift Ideas For Babies
If you have run out ideas for what to get your baby for the holidays this year, here are a few suggestions for you.

14 Gross Pregnancy Secrets
If this is your first pregnancy, be prepared, as these unwanted pregnancy symptoms may crop up unexpectedly.

Planning for a Second Pregnancy: What To Expect
When considering your second pregnancy, there are a few things to consider such as child spacing, and health concerns. Use this guide to help you plan for a healthy second pregnancy.

November 2014 Baby Photo Contest Winner

"Little Pumpkin" Baby Photo Contest Winner
Congratulations urugby!

Calculators & Tools

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:09 PM.


Pregnancy | Fertility | Baby | Toddler | Free Baby Stuff! | Community | Baby Names

About Baby Corner | Advertising | Editorial | Contact Baby Corner | Terms of Use | Privacy Notice


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright © 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2009, Crawlability, Inc.