Renee - posted on 10/10/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )
Does anyone have any thoughts on calming routines for bedtime? Bathtime does not calm down my daughter - it's too much fun! Books also - way too much fun. Holding her and singing quiet songs just makes her squirm and want down. As it is, the only way I can get her to calm down enough to get sleepy is to turn the lights off and nurse her. Then, I have to hold her in the dark for roughly 20 or 30 minutes. Putting her in the crib, though, just wakes her right back up. Crying it out doesn't work - she can cry WAY longer than I can stand it....or what I think is healthy. I could really use some help on getting her just to calm down at night and slowly get herself to sleep.