Meghan - posted on 12/24/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )
So 2 nites in a row I have gotten J (26 months) to fall asleep "on his own."
The first nite he flicked on the tv and it took 2 hours for him to finally pass out. Tonite it took half and hour (I had the tv unplugged this time, cause I really don't want to break that habit)
I have used my own method of CIO, Super nanny technique and honestly just actually ignoring him for a bit. So far so good...now I am wonder what to do when he wakes up through the nite? Do I cuddle him or go right back to letting him soothe himself?
It seems like a "waist of time" to just cuddle him during the nite, but on the other side of things he is going to be gone for 5 days and I do enjoy the cuddles.
My thought process is pretty inconsistent. And I don't want this to be a debate about CIO methods. I know him well enough that he can do this on his own and doesn't feel abandoned or scared...we just got into a routine and that might be what is hard for him (the breaking of it.)
SO, without judgement or discussion of which method is better- how would you handle nite wakings when you are just making progress on the falling asleep?