Is anyone putting baby to bed any other ways than sucking? I'm getting frustrated that everytime Anna wakes (Esp. minutes after I put her to bed) she needs to be nursed back down. Bedtime is a 2 hr affair some nights. I'm starting to worry that I'll miss a window of changing this if I dont start trying now. I've tried singing and swaying and rubbing and patting but she just gets more worked up until she gets boob.
Is there why point in trying to introduce a soother again or is that just replacing one sucking need with another.
I am still trying to introduce a pacifier. He needs to suck, doesn't handle the extra milk well, but has refused one until now. Neither of my boys has found something to suck (dd1 did her fingers, dd2 sucked her blankie). I introduced a blanket to soothe ds2 because he never took to anything else. That's why I do a blanket with JR. He snuggles it and rubs it on his face. I have a smaller one I use if he's in the crib.
I hope that helps. We've done a musical toy or cd and fan for all our kids but the last 3 slept in the swing until 10 months or so.