Hi everyone...we could use some advice on how to get our 7 month old to fall asleep on his own...
Earlier this week we broke his habit of waking in the middle of the night for a bottle...it was a torturous night for us listening to him but we comforted him without a bottle for about 45 minutes and once he fell back to sleep he was fine and hasn't woken up in the middle of the night since (I know we are very lucky it was only one night!)
However, we think that this change in his nighttime sleep pattern has altered both his day and night sleep pattern, making him extra cranky around bed time. We are going to try to start bedtime earlier to see if it helps but he relies on being held and having a bottle to fall asleep.
We give him the bottle in the rocker and he falls asleep after he has finished it and burped before we lay him down.
We want to hold off a bit with a method of getting him to fall asleep on his own until he has been sleeping through the night for a week or two since we think too much at once might be more than he can handle.
Please if anyone has any suggestions or advice on what worked (or didn't work) for you that would be great!
Thanks so much!