ABaker89 that's the bit that I can't get my head around either. We had a good night with the soothing. He woke once, and it took half an hour to help him back to sleep, shushing and patting his back. We did the same for his morning nap, and he's been asleep in the cot for almost an hour and a half now, which is unheard of!!
So, if we get it right with the soothing, then do we start to try slowly withdrawing it? Maybe hope he needs less and less soothing and then can do without it? Or that he can go longer between wakings, stir and nod back off again. I hope so. I do feel better today after some good sleep.
CJMommy you are like the inspiration here!! Thanks.
Sorry to hijack BloomyMum, how are your nights going?