My DH and I have had LO on the same bedtime routine since she was about 3 weeks (DH gives bath, swaddle, bottle, bed). She is now 2.5 months and still gets pretty tearful after her bath. However, I have put her down a few times (for example when we go visit family out of town and I can't pump). This past weekend I put her down for bed since we were out of town. Tonight when we tried to go back to our routne with DH giving her a bottle she screamed for about 15 minutes. It took everything in me not to go in there and just nurse her and put her to bed. I know it may take a few days to get her used to the routine again, but even when she was "used" to it, she would still cry a lot more with her dad than with me.
I nurse her down for all her daytime naps, so I think it is what she is wanting. However, the nighttime routine is the only one of one time DH gets with her since he works and I stay home with her.
Will this get easier on her? Will she get used to her dad putting her down or will she always cry like this unless I put her down? I could understand if this was something new, but we have been doing this since she was 3 weeks. Ugh, I just hate hearing her scream like that when I know I can fix it. However, it is good for her dad and her to bond and it gives me a much needed mental break at the end of the day.