I am starting college in September and I recently started sending my 13 month old to the babysitters once a week for a few hours to get her used to it. I always take her first thing in the morning so the babysitter won't have to worry about meals or naps since my daughter is an extremely fussy eater and often refuses to go to sleep. When she is with me she will only go to sleep if I let her nurse until she falls asleep. When she is with my mom she will fall asleep on her shoulder but usually wakes up and starts screaming the second she is laid down. I can hardly ask the babysitter to hold her for an hour while she has a nap, so how do I get my daughter to go to sleep on her own?
It is my fault for letting her do it all this time, but it was working for us up until this point. I feel like it's too late, I don't know how to handle it.
Starting in September she is going to be at Daycare all day while I am in school and she is going to have to learn how to nap there, but I would feel really bad leaving it to the day care staff to deal with. Has anyone ever had this problem before? Any advice you have would be appreciated.