My DD is 8 almost 9 months old, and I really would like to be putting her to sleep in her cot to self settle. She is purely breastfed and it always just happens that she falls to sleep after feeding on me, she doesn't have a dummy nor do I intend on giving her one. My biggest worry is that I will get to 12 months and she will become aware of what is going on, and be so used to falling asleep on the boob that I will find it really hard to put her to sleep on her own, in saying that she sometimes does self settle to sleep, but not in her cot. She has fallen asleep without breastfeeding on me a few times and of late keeps falling asleep on her dad. I guess she can't smell any milk on him. I have tried to put her in her cot when she is tired but she just screams and I don't think that is anyway to fall asleep, I have put her in there half asleep and she opens her eyides traitor away and stands up in her cot.
Any tips, books that you think will help me teach her to self settle will be greatly appreciated smile