I'm seeing lots of posts on various threads about LOs learning to go to sleep on their own or LO's not having to be rocked to sleep. Am I missing something? I rock LO to sleep still. He's 3 months. I wasn't aware that they need to be weened off that. For some reason I thought an infants ability to just fall asleep on their own came with time. I never lay him down drowsy because initially it never worked, but also I like knowing he's sleep so I don't have to worry about going back in the coax him to sleep. It helps me relax.
I will say however, last night that I put him down probably before he was in a deep sleep and he woke back up. We did this twice, but the second time, I let him whimper a little just to see what he would do and after 10 minutes he fell asleep. This morning he did the same thing and I was actually proud of him.
But rocking him to sleep is part of our normal routine and I really had not thought about that being a negative. Of course I don't want him to be 4 years old and I'm still rocking him. LOL But I just thought that the ability to fall asleep on his own would come as he grew in his infancy and became more aware of being sleepy.
Could this backfire on me if I don't start weening him off the rocking?