Body rocking and crying to sleep
(New York NY)
I have a 2.5 year old daughter who is a body rocker. it got much worse when her brother was born when she was 20 months old. We began OT 4 months ago and it seemed to work a little at first, but the past 2 weeks the rocking has gotten really bad (very frequent throughout the day). I feel like my she does it when she's overwhelmed and cant' control her environment, and also when she doesn't get enough attention. But i can't tend to her all day long with my 9 month old around either.
Also, her quality of sleep is very poor and she seems tired/anxious often even though she sleeps through the night. She's also very anxious and cries herself to sleep almost every day chanting the same words "i want daddy to sleep on the couch next to me" I feel lost and don't know what to do to help her. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.