Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Getting a sleeping baby to stay asleep

Bob is a rockstar at getting Little Elvis to sleep in the crib. I know we are supposed to put him down drowsy, but that's a whole lot easier said than done.

If we get him into a good sleep, and manage to not wake him up on the way to the crib, then he sleeps pretty well.

And when I say "we," I mean Bob. No matter how gentle and slow I am, Little Elvis wakes up crying the second I get him in the crib. Then we have to go through the whole cry it out thing, which we've reduced to 25 minutes -- 45 was just too long for all of us.

But when Bob lays him down, he stays asleep! He is pure magic! Now I wish some of his magic dust could rub off on me for the afternoon naps...


Blogger Lainey-Paney said...

Good luck.

We've finally got a system down.
Of course, our child is now a year & a half old....but whatever.

Just be patient. Be flexible...and know that it might take a while to find what works for all of you.
And, everyone has an opinion on what you should do... it's just taking those gems of information, and seeing what works for YOUR family, and your little guy.


9:33 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

yep - just what she said. LOL

11:58 AM  
Anonymous taraden said...

Wow he must have the magic touch.

Lukas has slept with us most of the time. I have been trying to start to get him to go to sleep in his crib... which is turning out to be hard. Some nights I can get him sleep for atleast 6 hours alone in his room... but other nights.... not so lucky.

Just like you... when I go to put him down he wakes up.

2:09 PM  

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