Jennifer - posted on 01/28/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
Okay I really need alot of advice please!!! Here is the history, when my daughter was born I would always rock her to sleep and lay her in her crib for bed, she always slept in her crib but I didn't lay her down till she was asleep. As she got old enough to stand in her crib if I rocked her to sleep and layed her down and she woke up while I was leaving she would scream until she made herself throwup all over the place until I came back into the room and cleaned her up and rocked her again. Ok we made the mistake of taking her out of the crib and trying a toddler bed that didn't work it was too little for her she would constantly wake herself up so we moved up to a full size bed which she likes. However I stopped rocking her and moved on to lying down with her giving her a bottle of milk and staying in bed with her until she fell asleep. Okay now she is 2 and 1/2 and still drinking a bottle and I am still laying with her until she falls asleep!!! And sometimes that doesn't happen!!! If I leave her in her bed she gets up and follows me out then I put her back in her bed and it is the same thing. Sooooo my husband started putting her in her bed and sitting beside her playing with her hair till she fell asleep (still with a bottle of milk) it worked a few times and then back fire she was out a bed and the same situation. So finally I resorted to not giving her a nap during the day and then hoping she would fall asleep from exhaustion! And sometimes that doesn't work either. I need helpful tips on getting rid of the bottle and getting her to fall asleep alone without throwing up all over her bed. Please help it is to the point that my husband and I have no alone time together and it is hurting our relationship. I have no time to myself unless I stay up really late and am exhausted the next day. I feel like I need Supernanny and I feel like I have failed at this....