Hi Girls and guys?
My name is Ryan, myself and my wife have a 9 month old girl.
From day one, she was a very strong girl (9.7 pounds) but has also been super dependent on us as well (as I guess babies are)
We first had her in a mosas basket beside our bed for the first few months, she then grew out of it very fast and then started teething.
We then started putting her in the bed with us as it seemed to calm her (Oh boy, I think that was our mistake haha)
She is now 9 Months old, and she is really dependent on having us with her to go to sleep. (she is still co sleeping with us.)
In order for her to go to sleep, being her night time sleep or her day time naps. she needs one of us right next to her every time.
I dont mind this so much but if we put her down somewhere, the second she wakes up and we are not there, she is standing up in her cot crying until we come and put her back to bed.
Not only is she very dependent on us being right there with her but she also needs to be pinching or rubbing our skin between her fingers in order to go to sleep, and honestly ,I would give the olympic torch to my wife because I have only been dealing with this pinching for a week ( I have just started being the at home dad while my partner goes back to work) and honestly, it brings tears to your eyes how painful it is, and Jenna never said a word and it was her boobs taking the brunt of that (Ouch)
Sorry, I have looked in the forums and looked at books but nothing really explains on how to get a super dependent baby who cannot fall asleep without you being right there to a baby who you can put to bed with a bottle and they will happily stay there all night..
I would love some advice or tips.
I am sorry if I sounded insensitive or anything throughout this post, I know this forum is mostly woman based, but I am the tech guy in our family haha, So I would love any kind of tips or any book to read.
It is a real struggle for us at the moment, so any comments are very very welcome! Thanks in advance!
Not only does she just pinch, but her routine to go to sleep is pinching, kicking, rolling, throat grabbing. While I love it, it just honestly hurts to much