Every night we do the same thing as a nightly bedtime routine.
1. change diaper
2. change into pj's
3. read 2 books
4. hugs and kisses from mommy & daddy
5. crib time
Hailey has caught on.
By step 3 she takes on a new personality. She protests this night time ritual by using that cute little voice and those sad tears.
She used to enjoy our reading time - now it's just a sign of what's to come. As soon as the 1st book opens, it's time to whip out the tears.
We are finding that book time if often accelerated with a simple "the end" and the closing of a book.
We put her in the crib and she cries a little more...and then - silence.