Krista - posted on 01/06/2009 ( 36 moms have responded )
I have a seven week old and he's slept in his crib since day one, usually for 3-6 hours at a time now, but we've gotten into a habit of holding him until he's sound asleep before putting him to bed. I'd really like to be able to just put him down while he's drowsy and have him fall asleep on his own, but he just cries, and I need sleep so bad I'd rather make sure he's asleep first. Does anyone have any tips to make this any smoother? I'm not a big fan of the cry-it-out method...is there another way to accomplish this without all the crying?