Shanna - posted on 06/25/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
I have always rocked my daughter to sleep. For naps and bedtime, we read books then she drinks her bottle, and usually falls asleep pretty quickly. However, this has made it difficult for my husband to do bedtime and for her to have a sitter or go to daycare. If I lay her down with out her falling asleep or before she is fully asleep, she screams and cries and sometimes holds her breath until I come back and rock her more...
I feel that I have created a little monster but cannot listen to her cry (hysterically) for long periods and the holding the breath thing absolutely scares me to death...
I have to break her of the bottle and get her to go to sleep on her own. I am a first time mom and have no family to turn to for help. I am open to any and all suggestions... Thank you!