Weaning my 21 mo co-sleeping dd was a lot easier than I thought it would be (she has even slept through the night!), but she now takes quite a bit of time to fall asleep at night. Rocking her seems to help but she fights falling asleep~ asking to move to the bed. Once there, she rolls around and plays. How can I teach her to self-soothe and settle down? As we go through our bedtime routine (bath, jammies, brushing teeth, read a book and kisses goodnight) she is obviously getting sleepy and rubs her eyes, sometimes pointing toward the bed. Then its like she gets a burst of energy.
We really want to try to transition to her crib, but I can't see doing too much at one time (she has been weaned for 2 weeks). I stay on the bed until she goes to sleep, and then DH & I join her when we go to bed.
Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated.