My daughter will be 6 months old next week. She has always been nursed to sleep. I asked with my clinic nurse, last thursday, how to go about wrapping her and putting her straight down in her cot to sleep insead of nursing her, also i asked about her constant crying when going to sleep or laying on the floor. It is as if my daughter is chucking a tantrum. She suggested with the crying to squirt my daughter in the face with a light mist from a water squirter. This seems to be working. But my husband does not want to do this. With the wrapping and straight to sleep situation its not going as successful. The suggestion was to go from chest -> lap -> beside on lounge -> other end of lounge -> cot with chair beside and hand on top -> then to gradually move chair away from cot and eventually out of room. We are up to the in cot with hand on top and have been for the last 2 days. It is taking twice as long to put her to sleep. My husband can't cope. I'm starting to loose it as I'm the only one that has the patients to sit and wait for her to go to sleep.
I ended up just putting her in her cot, turned her music on and walked out as I can't take any more of this crying. I'm ready to walk out of the house and leave her to cry.
HELP ME PLEASE!!!! I'M DESPERATE!!