really? i'm the only one with a baby who fights sleep?
Originally Posted by Pippi L.
It's not CIO if you're with them and consoling them. I didn't like letting her cry even with me there, but she was crying anyway when I tried to walk her down and something had to change or we would have gone nuts.
Originally Posted by RubyOrganique
I feel the same as Pippi though. How different is it if they are crying and fussing while patting/singing/carrying them and letting them do the same in bed/crib when you can be with them? I can't let her cry alone-it's too hard for ME, but I do think it's okay to let her express herself when I'm there letting her know she's safe, that we're hearing her and having her discover that she can fall asleep on her own. I feel like if all she ever experiences is falling asleep while nursing, how is she ever going to make the leap to being an independent sleeper? But maybe this is the sleep deprived woman trying to convince herself there is a way. Seasoned mamas, what are your thoughts?
Originally Posted by LadyCatherine185
.. when did they stop FIGHTING sleep?
I'm not asking when they could go to sleep on their own, because I will rock/nurse/whatever to get DS to sleep for as long as he needs me, but when will he stop fighting it? When will I notice he is tired, and nurse him and he will go right to sleep? Will this ever happen? Or am I going to spend the next 18 years 'forcing' him to sleep?