Kelsey - posted on 04/09/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )
My baby is turning 1 on April 25 and I've had no problems getting him down and out to bed. But, in the last few weeks, he has been fighting sleep. We have a nice bedtime routine down. I get dressed him in 'jim-jams' and the light goes out to make a dim room and he nurses while I rock him.
Well, lately, even when I know he's sleepy after nursing, he refuses to sleep. He'll be asleep in my arms as I rock him but when I put him down in his crib and I don't move fast enough. He'll pop his little blue eyes open and squeal really big. Then he'll pull himself up and stand up to play with his wipey box or his giant duck, if that's a good day. Usually, it's fuss his head off until he's tired. Which isn't crying. I've never let him cry it out, it's more grumbles and groans and fits if he doesn't get his way.
I have left him in his crib before to fuss himself to sleep. Is there any other tips/advice out there? It just seems like I'm having a battle every time.