We've been working on the Sleep Lady Shuffle with our 15-month old. We're on night three which means we're still next to the crib.
We put our son down almost asleep. He's calm and relaxed. As soon as he goes in the crib though he treats it like playtime. He tries to sit or stand up and I put him down gently but firmly and say "no, goodnight." and he grins and giggles. That goes on for about an hour then he starts finally giving up.
Last night we started at 730pm and he fell asleep at close to 9pm. He woke up at 4am and wouldn't fall back asleep and we got up at 6am.
I try to be boring and dull but he enjoys it. What can I do?
Edit: the last two nights have gone better. He's begun sleeping longer through the night, and only waking up closer to the morning. Typically now he will sleep straight past 2 am. He's still waking up very early (usually 430), which I suspect is partially due to his diaper being wet.