Originally Posted by Crystal_R
DH can very very rarely get her to sleep by walking in circles around an unmoving ceiling fan
Originally Posted by juliav
we nurse to sleep most of the time. like others, ophelia will also fall asleep in the car or stroller. she will randomly fall asleep while being held if we are out somewhere with noise, like friends' parties or something. i pop her off if she's not sucking and we're at the point where i rarely have to put her back on! also, she's at the point where she doesn't really want to nurse if she isn't hungry. i can totally tell when she wants to sleep but doesn't necessarily want to nurse, but she hasn't yet figured out how to fall asleep on her own...
Originally Posted by SeaBean
Yes.. we have been doing this for naps and bedtime for the past few months now. For naps, I used to nurse her first, then take her into bed and pat/rub/shush her to sleep (amid some fussing). Then one day it occurred me I could just lay down with her. After she gets full and falls asleep, I leave and let her nap.
She will go to sleep w/ patting when Daddy is with her (if I'm out of the house). She also falls asleep like a champ in the carseat.
I wish we could have a thread of "BTDT happily ever after" stories that start w/ nursing to sleep. Like "I nursed my LO to sleep until she was 18 months and then she taught herself how to fall asleep on her own and now she goes to bed peacefully and STTN at 3" (or something).
Nobody I know nurses their babies to sleep and they all seem to sleep longer and go right down at bedtime