Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: on the road again
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Is it possible for you to actually physically leave hte house during those times? Do your work at the library or a coffeeshop or something?
This is not just to make it easier on you, not hearing baby cry, but babies have this *sense*. They Know when mommy is nearby.
Dh used to say how strange it was, that I could leave ds with him, ds would cry a second when I was leaving but hten be fine the whole rest of hte time-but would inevitably, every single time, start fussing about 2 minutes before I walked int he door. Like he could tell somehow that I was getting close, even when I was still driving down the road.
So if baby can sense that you are still close enough, he won't want to settle for anythign less than the boobies. But if you are not htere he may be perfectly happy to let grandma rock him or walk him or whatever to sleep.
Even now at 2 1/2 my son won't accept anyone else putting him to bed *if I'm home*. If I'm out, he is perfectly content to let daddy do it. Having someone else put him down while I was within a mile of the house would never happen, he just Knows.