I am desperately seeking advice. My 13 month old pretty much cries through out our whole night time routine. This is mainly because she is always sick so we have to do a medicine, eye drop, and inhaler. I am feeling like a terrible mom because we only have an hour together at night and she is miserable for most of it. Once we start the routine the crying just doesn't stop. It didn't used to be this way but it gets worse each day.
Our routine looks like this: Get home at 5 and have dinner/play for a few minutes. Change our clothes into PJ's (this is when crying starts). Do medicine and inhalers. Brush teeth. Rock for a few minutes and then to bed by 6:15. I try to read to her before bed but she cries the whole time and hits the book away.
What I have tried to help the situation: Mixing up the routine in a variety of orders. Using her blankies for soothing. Spacing the medicines routine out (which made it worse). Pushing bed time back later. I am sure there are a few other things but I can't think of them right now.
Please if you have any suggestions I would be so appreciative. I am sure I am missing details you may need but I am just really upset right now. Thank you!