Sarah - posted on 06/18/2010 ( 110 moms have responded )
my daughter is now 2 and a half mos old. bedtime is always a fight with her. we have had the same routine since day 1...starts out by taking a bath, rubbing on some lotion and dressing, taking her vitamin, nursing while i hum a lullaby or 2...and then she is usually asleep so i lay her down.
some nights she doesnt fall asleep while she nurses so i will rock her. this usually leads to a fight in which she cries and cries and cries...and nothing seems to soothe her. she will cry until she falls asleep. she wont take a pacifier (which is not something i wanna force anyways...not a habit i want to start) im just wondering what you do with ur little one.
also, if she is asleep and i lay her down she sleeps for a little bit (maybe 20mins) and will wake back up. im wondering what you guys do...how you handle this. do you pick them up and put them back to sleep? do you let them cry themselves back to sleep? do you nurse them back to sleep? i know for me the only way my girl goes back to sleep is if i let her nurse. thats pretty much the only way to get her to go down at night. not something i wanted to do but its pretty much what she decided. i tried it all and thats the only way she would have it. if i tried to anything else all she did was cry...until she fell asleep. i dont know if im just too soft and dont like her crying or if i feel its wrong to make her cry herself to sleep. idk...thats why im wondering what you all do.