Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Day #3 of a Fabulous Parenting Stepping Stone

I am one of those parents that really likes to cuddle my kids to sleep instead of helping them learn to go down peacefully on their own. Because of this practice, I have had a toddler who would NOT go to sleep without me or my Hubby lying next to her. This was okay in the beginning but developed into 1-1.5 hour put down times. It took SOOO long.

On Sunday, I was completely fed up with Sweet Pea. She was being very difficult and I had my Green Bean needing to be fed. So, I tucked her in, gave her sippy cup to her, and told my Sweet Pea that I was going to sit in the doorway while she went to sleep. She didn't like this idea, but after only a few minutes of me in the doorway, she calmed down and went right to sleep. Since then, I have been doing it every nap time and bed time. It's fantastic. She tells me I have to sit in the doorway now. I hope it continues to work. Wish me luck.

1 comment:

Tiffany, David and Aurianna said...

Yeah! Good Job! I was the same way, loved to cuddle my little one, and then one day I decided I wasn't doing her any favors we stuck her in her crib, and didn't even stay in the room, she cried for a while, but now I can put her in her crib and she will either go right to sleep or she will just lay in her bed "talking" to someone. Hope you can get it so you don't even have to be where she can see you to go to sleep on her own.

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