Hi moms. I need help with nap time. I have a 4 month old little girl, and when she was first born sleep was never an issue. I would set her down at bedtime and she would just drift off. Not a peep or fit. Lately, I dread whenever she gets tired.
For over a month now, whenever she gets tired she screams, throws a huge fit, and it takes so long to get her to sleep. I've tried setting her down before she's tired and she'll hang out for a few minutes, and then start her fit. I also have this weird guilt thing when I set her in her crib/sleeper whenever it's time for a nap.. Like I just feel bad that in not interacting with her. I don't like the thought of her being lonely! I know that's a little ridiculous lol.
She needs physical contact to sleep!! If I'm not at least touching her and I set her down to sleep, she will scream like she's been abandoned. I've worked it out now to where I nurse her, pat her on the back and sway with her, and she'll fall asleep. But as soon as I set her down she wakes up, screams, and we start all over. Rinse and repeat. Sometimes for over an hour.
If I could hold her 24/7 and stare at her little angel face while she sleeps, I would. But I can't (I don't think anyone can do that lol). I have no family here, and my husband works out of town a lot. So i need to get things done. I'm also not really in to CIO
I broke down and cried today because I battled her for 2 hours to get her to sleep and I was already beyond exhausted. This post is all over the place, I'm not only asking for help but I'm venting a little. It's really frustrating. At least she's cute ;) What do I do?