Renae - posted on 12/30/2008 ( 11 moms have responded )
Grace turned 8 months on Dec. 17th. Bedtime has been a struggle from day one, and continues to be. For the first 5 weeks I spent every night in the recliner with Grace, she would wake up immediately when she was put down, no matter where we put her. We were finally able to get her to sleep in her crib, but only if we rocked her to sleep. In the beginning, we would have to rock her for at least 20-30 minutes. We still have to rock her to sleep, but usually only takes about 5 minutes. However, that is after she finally relaxes. Now, she often fights bedtime even though she is tired and ready for bed. When we put her down, she sleeps through the night 10-11 hours, but I am concerned that she is not learning to fall asleep in her crib on her own. We have tried several things, but have not been successful. Any suggestions?