- Break them of wanting to be rocked completely to sleep
- Break them of wanting to be rocked every time they wake up in the night
- They actually have to EAT what you give them the first time cause I ain't no short order cook sweet thang
You may be thinking I am a Mommy Dearest and I need to rock my child completely to sleep every night but my thinking is this...I really want her to know how to fall asleep on her own before the crib is converted into a toddler bed and we have MAJOR issues! The thing is...she does know how to fall asleep on her own but when she gets sick and needs the extra special attention and rocking...of course I give it to her...and then the battle ensues. The not falling asleep and fussing for an hour an a half after she is put to bed. The having a fit because you quit rocking and lay her in her bed. The waking up five times in the night and fussing cause she wants to be rocked. Etcetra, etcetra, etcetra.... (name that movie *hint...it's an old musical...by the way...I LOVE old musicals)
I will always give her extra love and affection when she is sick...but I can't say I will ever enjoy the detox later.
Ahhh the joys of Motherhood!