Dee - posted on 05/03/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
so i will be going back to work after 15 months of raising my baby girl!
I hired a full time nanny who is wonderful and isabella allows her to feed, play and put her down for naps.
thing is - when i am home and i put her down for bed - she has started crying as soon as she knows its bed and clings on to me ...
my heart breaks - as i want to stay adn hold her until she sleeps - but she is a frequent night waker - and it was with strict sleep training that i taught her to fall back asleep alone ...
so i am scared that if i am not consistent and still put her to bed awake so she falls asleep alone - a new clingyness will cause her to bellow out screams at all hours for the same level of attention that i would give her to get her to go to bed ...
so for now - am just holding her - soothing her - and putting her down even if she is crying - i leave the room - she cries hard for about 1 minute, hugs her bird - and sleeps
if she wakes up to transition in her sleep - she whails a little - and sleeps
so basically she is no longer happily sleeping - or in a contented state -
do i carry on being persistent?
do i give her the extra love she wants - and hope she goes back to normal ???
advice please guys - am already tired and not started work yet!!!