My youngest DD is sleeping in bed with us. Has been since four months after she was in the PICU for a week and we just never broke the habit. Now I think it's time to break the habit. But when we lay her down in the pack and play she pops her head up and screams bloddy murder! What is it ??! and how do i fix it ?
She has to be passed out dead asleep. So sit with her and get her to sleep, the slowly get up and rock her back to sleep as you quietly walk back to her bed, then make sure she's all the way to sleep (she should be incredibly heavy and not move if you kiss her cheek), then lay her down and rub her back til she goes back to sleep.
I tried that and no matter how long I stand there and rock her she jumps up
Rock her to sleep, then gently lay her down and rub ber back til she falls back to sleep. Lullabies, soft jazz, or classical music playing quietly helps as well.