Ok any tips?
I have learnt, during this parenting journey, that sometimes you just have to do what works.
For example, if we are trying to have friends over, go out somewhere etc & ds wont go to sleep then i accept that i might need to rock him for that sleep - otherwise he just wont sleep at all & our outing/gathering will end in hysterical screaming.
Not sure whats wrong with that or why its so hard to understand? But dh is the most stubborn person in the world & he has this attitude of 'oh im going to get him down in his cot if it takes me 4 hours of lying on the floor banging the mattress'.
He cant seem to accept or comprehend that sometimes we just need to do what works.
Like today for example. We just went out this morning so ds is exhausted & he wont go to sleep. Its dh's turn to settle him & hes been lying on the floor banging the mattress for an hour already & not getting anywhere. We have people coming over soon & ds NEEDS to have a sleep before that or he'll be hysterical. I said to dh half an hour ago that given we are having guests he might just have to rock him. I just had to go in & tell him to rock him as we are running out of time & i got some stupid attitude from dh cause god forbid we should do what works occasionally.....
Am i being ridiculous like he thinks & should i just spend all day trying for a cot sleep & then deal with the screaming when he doesn't have one?
Or how can i make dh understand that getting him down however we can makes outings, visting etc so much more enjoyable?