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I do. I just can't seem to admit my baby is almost a toddler. It is a habit. I think I have only put him down drowsey one or twice. I know I need to nip it in the butt. Anyone else in my boat?
I have just this past week decided to stop rocking. Amazingly 3 days in DD is taking less than 5 minutes to fall asleep in her crib on her own!
To be honest though, I LOVED rocking her to sleep. I miss it.
this may be a stupid question- but what technially qualifies as rocking to sleep?
I rock my little guy and sing to him until he's sleepy.. and then i put him in his crib, he rolls over, and I"ll maybe rub his back a bit.. he drifts off before I leave, but he's in his crib when he officially goes to sleep. The whole process typically takes 5-10 minutes. I suspect I could probably leave before he's officially conked, but I kinda get some comfort in seeing him asleep before leaving.
I started rocking again a week ago. DS has figured out how to stand up in his crib and that's all he wants to do now. If I lay him in his crib when he isn't fully asleep, he will be standing up in seconds.
After this phase passes, I will put him down awake but drowsy, and I do rock him until he is drowsy. It's more for me than him. I love that special, quiet time with him in the evenings! He sleeps for 11-12 hours every night, so I don't think there is a problem. Since it sounds like your LO sleeps well at night, I think it's fine. I think it becomes a problem when they can't put themselves back to sleep when they wake up at night during transition of sleep cycles.