Just after some advice and experience please.
DD is 14 mths now. She has never been the easiest baby to settle, I dont have the baby that rolls over and goes to sleep. (In fact it simply AMAZES me when I see my niece and nephew do this and Im sooo jealous!!)
GENERALLY, we put her in her cot and she chats for an amount of time before dropping off. Sometimes she yells and whinges and we usually leave it, unless it sounds like she is upset - we go in and settle her and usually rock her off.
I would say 85 - 90% of the time she self settles herself. BUT, I never know how she is going to go down for her sleep and still at 14 mths I dont really like people being here when I have to put her to bed, just incase.
ANYWAY - last night we went to to MILs for dinner and 20 mth old niece was there too, we decided to put babies to bed before eating. Well we could not get DD down. (niece went to sleep easily!) DD was happy being rocked and sung to but cried as soon as we put her near the cot. She was in a strange room so I dont really blame her for that, and didnt want to leave her to whinge.
Eventually at 9.30 after dinner, I rocked her off in my arms and put her in the cot asleep.
Does anyone else have this problem and especially when you go out to peoples houses? Am I expecting too much that with a 14 mth old, surely I can take her to someonese house and put her to bed?
Sorry, my question turned into a big story.
I just thought by now we would have these issues sorted. We give her a milk before bed and we have her all calm in a dark room. And once shes asleep, she sleeps beautifully.
Thanks, look forward to hearing some other peoples experiences with this..