DD has been crawling for about a month, but she's been sleeping in the Magic Sleep Suit until a few nights ago (so was unable to crawl once I put her in her crib and zipped up the suit). She's been a decent sleeper, and usually falls asleep on her own after a few minutes of being in her crib.
A few nights ago I decided it was time to ditch the suit as she's almost grown out of it, and it's been super hot here (we live in Australia). Now all she wants to do is crawl around her crib as soon as I put her in there, even if she's super drowsy when I put her down. Actually, even if I put her down asleep (i.e. after nursing) she instantly wakes up and starts crawling around and sitting up.
If I pick her up and rock her she'll fall asleep within 10 minutes or so, but I'd hate to mess with the fact that she was falling asleep independently - plus I have an older DD who requires my attention at bedtime as well.
Last night I just decided to leave her and see what she did without intervening. She rolled, crawled, sat up, played with her paci etc. for almost 90 minutes before finally falling asleep!!
So my questions is - does this get better? Has this happened to anyone else? Should I keep rocking her to sleep or just leave her for as long as it takes, even if it's totally throwing off her sleeping schedule?