How long do you feel it's good/necessary to "parent" your baby or toddler until they're completely asleep? My daughter just turned one and does NOT go to sleep easily... we have a nighttime routine (PJ's, stories, nursing) that ends with rocking/dancing to lullaby music until she is completely asleep. I usually enjoy the time, but sometimes it can take an hour of "dancing," which drives me nuts... and some day, she's simply going to get to be too heavy! My question is, will she eventually reach an age where she just "naturally" will be able to fall asleep on her own, or will I need to encourage it to happen, somehow? I would really prefer not to resort to some kind of sleep training, but I am curious exactly how long I might be doing this... do any of you have children who just outgrew the need to be rocked/nursed all the way to sleep without a gentle "push?" Thanks!