When Should My Son Start Putting Himself To Sleep?

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My son is twelve weeks old and is sleeping through the night but can not put himself to sleep during the day. At night when it is dark he is fine and goes right to bed but I end up rocking him and walking around the house for hours trying to get him to sleep during the day. Any suggestions? When should he be able to put himself to sleep?

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6 Responses to “When Should My Son Start Putting Himself To Sleep?”

  1. Olivia's Mama says:

    well my baby is 10 months old and can’t put herself to sleep. Id say around 18 months and older

  2. Alyssa's Mommy says:

    12 weeks is still very little to put himself to sleep.
    My daughter is 15 months old and she goes to sleep when i lay her in her crib and put the blanket on her, its like she just “knows” that its bed time. It took a while for me to teach her how to do this. I got her used of only having her pacifier when she goes to sleep, so its always kept in her crib – and i suppose she just looks forward to having it. Now the only problem is i have to find a way to take it away from her lol

  3. barbara g says:

    Be patient ..my son took 9 months before he just went to sleep on his own. Before that it was the electric swing, or nursing, pacifier or rocking in the chair or ‘sshusshing’. It took about 45 mins to get him down for a nap. At one point when he was about 2 months old he would only sleep laying on my chest or holding him- the instant I put him down he would scream! All I can say is be patient, find out what your baby’s quirks are. For instance, we found the baby loved to sleep by the fish tank, So.. we bought a cd with a babling brook noise- worked like a charm. We also found the pacifier worked well- we were dead set against it but we were desperate and it worked.Just keep trying different things. For us we just slowly withdrew the rocking, holding or whatever. It got a little better each month. Now we just say ‘time for sleep’, close the blinds, change his diaper and he’s out.

  4. amanda says:

    well they go to sleep when they want to my son is kind of the same way but usually he is awake for a reason like wanting to eat or dirty diaper once thats all taken care of he usually will sleep but sometimes he just doesnt and ill occupy him till he does give him tummy time or something…try going into a darker room and turn on a fan or some kind of dull constant noise and lay him down with a pacifier if you use one and let him be for a few minutes

  5. sweet01d says:

    probably about a year old.

  6. simplyy. says:

    when he feels like it

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