Friday, June 25, 2010

Luz is a big girl...a post on bedtime

As parents, we made a mistake when Luz was a baby.  At this point, I'll admit we made more than one, but definitely at least one big one.  We rocked her to sleep at night.  Now she is 2 1/2 and until a few weeks ago, we were still rocking her to sleep at night.  Well, we made the big decision to stop it and let her grow up and be a big girl.  Juan has had a lot of success laying her down in the crib without any crying, fighting, begging, etc. so for the past couple of weeks he has been on bed duty.  Tonight the dreadful moment finally came when he was gone at bedtime and I was left to attempt to put her to bed without rocking her.  I geared up for the fight, but amazingly she laid down like a big girl and went to sleep on her own.  I am so happy about this!  She still takes some coaching for naptime, but I'd say bedtime is huge progress.  Way to go Luz!

1 comment:

  1. I'm in a place right now where I will do ANYTHING if it helps her go to sleep. I'm sure we're making mistakes all over the place! :)