I still cuddle lo to sleep. I give her a bottle whilst holding her then pop her in her cot when she starts to fall asleep. If I put her in too early though she just puts her arms up for a cuddle. It doesn't take her long to fall asleep, she has ber bath at 6, bottle around 6.45 and is usually asleep by 7 so I don't mind. She doesn't sstn much yet though- still waiting for that to happen!
We co-sleep. I lie down next to Omar on our bed, we chat for few mins, he rolls over from side to side, he might ask for a cuddle or few kisses while moving around the bed, but when he's finally ready to sleep, he folds his pillow, takes his dummy, pushes me away & falls asleep. The last time he self settled was at 9 months xx
Emma's bedtime routine is a bath, followed by milk, then we sit on mummy and daddy's bed and read stories. We then talk about her day as we put her into her cot, say goodnight and leave her to fall asleep. It wasn't always like that though.....
Up until she was around 16 months, we rocked her to sleep. After that we lay on our bed with her and waited for her to fall asleep. It was only when she turned 2 that we thought we needed to break the habit, so we used the Supernanny sleep separation technique with her. It worked within about...a week, I think? She still has nights when she tries her luck (especially when we have overnight guests) but we just ride through it.
We have bath around 6pm and bed is anything between 7-8pm. After his bath he gets his PJ's on and then we watch TV/read a book to wind down, he will also have a drink of water if he wants one.
We will pop him in his cot and he will self settle. This was something that I wanted him to do from a young age and we were lucky enough that he took to it well.
It all depends on if you are happy to carry on rocking her to sleep. If you are, carry on doing it. If not, what I would do if it was me would be to pop LO in their cot/bed awake and comfort them if they got upset. I would leave them if they were just moaning. But it all depends on what you are comfortable doing.
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