Has anybody used crib toys to help your LOs soothe themselves to sleep? Do they work? If so, any recommendations?
For the past year, all attempts to get my daughter to fall asleep in her crib have been dismal failures. She also takes a long time to nurse to sleep, sometimes an hour or more. Lately, I've noticed that she's finally taking a bit of interest in a lovey - she's not a big soother (doesn't rub it or suck her thumb, etc), but she will wave it around while she nurses and unwinds. And when Daddy puts her to nap in the Ergo, she does better when she has something to hold onto, even just a pen or something. It got me wondering if there is some sort of soothing crib toy, maybe something that plays very quiet music or has very dim lights, that she could fiddle with until she's sleepy. Hoping, dreaming, wishing for the day when I could nurse her, say goodnight, and put her down, and she could gently play herself to sleep without needing Mama right there.