Grrr....this is driving me NUTS!!
Our bedtime routine looks like this:
Read a few books
Nurse both sides for about 5-10min (my milk supply is awful, so its just cuddly nursing time, not milky nursing time)
try for 30min to get ds to lay down while he SCREAMS BLUE MURDER, try to be patient and tell him to lay down, I love him, its night night time, its time to go to sleep, blah blah blah, and finally lose it and yell at him to lay down and go to sleep
He lays down, and is out within 10min
I CANNOT stand it!! I feel terribly guilty for yelling at him, but I can't listen to him SCREAM BLUE MURDER for an hour everynight. I give him a sippy cup with milk to drink, and he usually drinks that while sitting in my lap, but then as soon as I ask him to lay down and go to sleep he LOSES it! I think it's b/c he doesn't want to go to sleep, but he will.not.fall.asleep. if I hold him or rock him (seriously, I've rocked him for over an hour and he will.not.sleep.)
WWYD????? I don't like yelling at him, but he WILL NOT lay down until I do. It's like, I yell at him, and then he realizes I'm serious. If I try to physically lay him down, he will continue with the screaming blue murder, get up, follow me and scream blue murder - I cannot figure out how to get this tantruming to stop. We've tried earlier bedtimes, later bedtimes, nothing works.
Also, he's VERY verbal for 22mo - he's been speaking in full sentences for weeks now (saying things like, "Want to go to M's house to watch basketball, it would be wonderful") He generally asks for what he wants/needs/likes, will tell me when he doesn't like things, talks about EVERYTHING - his vocabulary is huge, the only thing missing when he talks is little words like "is".