I still agree with Rohini's decision to train Ayaan to sleep by himself. She runs on a tight schedule, and I imagine after a full day's work I wouldn't want to struggle with a bawling baby for an hour each night either.
But personally speaking, since I stay at home, and my time is not limited (well, in comparison) I find it soothing to lie in bed next to my son as he slowly grumbles himself to sleep. He knows I'm there, and I enjoy the dark. This does mean that when he wakes up we have to go to him once more. This is irritating, but acceptable in the long run. In particular, it hits me all the time now how fast The Bhablet is growing, how quickly his phases pass, and I'm learning to treasure them before they are completely over. Also, with time, the bedtime routine on a normal day has come down to 15 min approx. I think I can afford that.
I also agree with Kodi's mom's contention about kids eating by themselves. Everwhere I'm told The Bhablet ought to be using a cup and eating finger foods by himself. Sure, but that won't fill his tummy. He is and and always has been, rather skinny, so I refuse to compromise on the food. Till he is older, I'll seat him in his chair and feed him. What I'm trying to do is to give him a biscuit or rusk to
I have the 'flu, and have kindly passed it on to The Bhablet, so I'm not spending too much time online. Actually, this is the first time I've been online in two days. (Really!) So, well, blogging/mailing etc. are all suspended till further notice.