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Old 10-10-07, 11:49 AM
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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?
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Old 10-10-07, 12:19 PM
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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.
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Old 10-10-07, 12:51 PM
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I do both, in my arms or on his own.
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Old 10-10-07, 01:30 PM
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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.


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Old 10-10-07, 02:42 PM
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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.
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