DS1 was about 3.5 and DS2 was about 2. I didn't believe in CC so we never did that, we just wait they are ready.
At 10 months I was able to pop DD down in her cot whilst she was still awake and leave the room without rocking etc. I practiced controlled crying (put her down, she cried for a couple of minutes, went back in to her and patted, soothed, left room again, repeat.. etc) with her for just a few nights and she took off from there. Best thing I ever did. She went from 15 minute day naps, sleeping in our bed for most of the night and no ability to self settle, to taking a 2-3 hour nap during the day, every day and going to bed at 7pm at night and waking maybe once around midnight for a bottle and nappy change and then sleeping through again until around 7am. She has dummies and the fan for white noise also; I personally need the hum of the fan myself to sleep so we just have it on in our bedroom and it blocks any outside noise for DD. (My enter key isn't working so excuse the lack of paragraphs :/ )
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