Elle - that's sort of what I've been doing but much slower and by accident really. The no cry book recommended un-latching as soon as they fall asleep so I started doing that and I would let her sleep in my arms a few min then get up to put her in the crib. At first she woke up when I un-latched her. When she got used to that she woke as soon as I moved to stand. Then she would wake as I leaned over the crib . Then as soon as I moved my arms away. And lately after a couple rounds of that she would sleep in the crib but only 20 min. So I have been making progress but over more than a month which is just so slow that some days I feel like I'll never get her back to napping and since she did take two hour naps I think that a nap like today is what she needs at a minimum. Not 20 minutes. Thanks for your thoughts. Very encouraging for me to know the slow changes will work eventually.
Yes it sounds like she really does need the 2 hrs... How frustrating. By the way, even though we made progress on the "falling asleep on his own" thing, he still wakes up multiple times per night. We tried CIO several times as well but we weren't consistent enough I think and it didn't really work/I couldn't take it anymore after a couple days. It's so hard.
I tried that once and she just used it to pull on the blanket. It was like she was more upset about having only one out and wouldn't calm down like she usually did. I swaddled mostly as a way to calm her down. I'm really hoping tho that we turned a corner. She napped two hours in the crib on Thursday and I got her in the crib on my first try. I'm still going to work on getting her attached to a blanket and I want to try aromatherapy. No nap today because she fell asleep in the car twice and then wasn't tired. Really hoping she naps well tomorrow so DH can see we are making progress but he also messes up our schedule so weekends are more difficult.