My 8 month old has been rocked or fed to sleep his entire life. Recently, he's been fighting me more often when I try to rock him down for naps. This morning I was fed up after 15 min of screaming at me while I tried to rock him, so I put him in his crib and left him there. In 10 minutes, he was asleep. However, he woke up 20 min later screaming again (I think bc he fell asleep on his tummy and he hates that and unfortunately isn't good at rolling back over).. He wouldn't rock back to sleep, so I fed him his bottle that was due and he fell asleep again on the bottle.
We've always hesitated to sleep train, but does he sound like he's ready? Also, what do I do when he wakes up in 20 min screaming again?