Melanie - posted on 03/26/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )
I fell into the bad habit of rocking my son to sleep since his birth. He would have his goodnight bottle, then snuggle on my shoulder until he fell asleep. Then, I would quietly place him in his crib and sneak out. As he is getting older and more attached to me, I feel like he consciously tries to stay awake now just to make sure I'm still there. He'll be sound asleep and then open his eyes suddenly to peek at me and if I'm not still there, the howling begins. I know I should have "ferberized" him sooner, but how do I go about getting him to fall asleep by himself now that I've already waited so long?