(Hey, what a surprise! I'm posting a question about sleep. Again.)
How did your LO's bedtime routine evolve over time?
I'm still putting Jordan to sleep the same way I always have. I nurse her at naps and bedtime, then I lay her down once she is asleep. Occasionally, like tonight, I will have to lay her down awake because she refuses to completely relax. (Tonight I nursed/rocked her for 45 minutes and she was very drowsy. She woke when I laid her down and cried for about 20 seconds after I walked out. Then she babbled for probably 20 minutes before finally falling asleep.)
I would say 95% of the time she falls asleep nursing. I have a hard time imagining how I could possibly get her to relax as fast as I do with nursing. I also have a hard time imagining being able to lay her down away and her being able to put herself to sleep.
Did any of you breastfeed or bottle feed your LO(s) to sleep for a long time? At what point did you find your LO(s) were ok with being laid down awake?