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I have an 8 month old baby girl, (my only child!) who has NEVER gone to sleep by herself. I have rocked her to sleep for every nap and betime sleep since we brought her home from the hospital. I don't like the "crying it out" method so I have never put her in her bed and closed the door! Her crib is still in our bedroom. Her room is upstairs (directly above mine). I feel bad that she would be up there by herself until her 1/2 brothers come on the weekends, then I feel like I can't put her upstairs because they are so loud. My question is what are some ideas for getting her to sleep with put me having to rock her for 20-30 mins at a time but not make her cry it out? I have tried rocking her until she is almost asleep but as soon as I lay her down, she sits back up in her crib and pulls me. If I leave her alone, she starts to fuss. I have created a monster!