13 baby refuses to fall asleep without someone standing by crib..
My daughter is 13 months and we had always been blessed with a great sleeper. She was a catnapper when she was smaller, only sleeping 30 min at a time- but she never needed a bottle, she never needed to be rocked, and she couldn't care less if she had the pacifier or not. We would just plop her down and she would be out. And she would sleep all night too!
But shortly after her first birthday, she started waking up all times of the night, mostly needing to be laid back down and given her pacifier and she would fall back asleep. Now it has turned into, SCREAMING and crying if we put her in her crib. Once we calm her down in her crib, she screams if we try to walk away. Letting her cry it out isn't working, I feel as though she knows I will come so each time she only cries louder than the last until I come in. She will only fall asleep with someone standing there and of course when she wakes at all times of the night she freaks out cause we are gone. We have gotten so exhausted that we eventually started co-sleeping.
Im really at a loss how to get my little girl to sleep on her own again, any suggestions or stories of helpful similar experience would be great. Thank you!