My darling daughter, Alex, seems to be going through some separation anxiety-from her mama. When I lay her down for her nap, she cries and screams. While I would normally let her cry it out, the problem now coming into play is her standing and sitting. If she would lay and cry, she'd fall asleep.
Today, I laid her down this morning and she cried. I gave her the nuk. Then I sat by the side of the crib and eventually crawled out on my hands and knees. I can't do this every day. I also can't let her see me walk out.
This afternoon, she was having none of it. She cried and cried. I snuck out again. She got very quiet so I though she was asleep. The door was open as I can't close it when I sneak out. I went about my work. I walked past about 20 minutes later only to see Alex sitting, clutching the bars of her crib, nuk in and looking like a prisoner who had been abandoned. One look at me and she started to wail. Needless to say, there was no nap, and we had an exhausted Alex this evening (she also NEVER sleeps in the van!).
So, I am at a total loss...suggestions???