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16/12/2012 at 22:15
U can't sleep for whatever reason, except I don't think she is really awake either. She is rolling around headbutting me, clawing at me, grabbing at me and sobbing and sobbing. She wants/needs soemthing but goodness knows what. I am so tired of dealing with this on my own. She says nothing hurts but she would say that anyway because she refuses to take medicine. I really wish I knew what to do
16/12/2012 at 22:18
Poor U, I really hope she manages to settle soon so you can both get some sleep.
Stay strong, you're doing a great job.
When they are older and they look back they will see who was there for them, always being the better person and being the best mum you can be x
16/12/2012 at 22:48
Ah I was going to suggest calpol but obviously she'll refuse. Hope she settles quickly xx
16/12/2012 at 23:33
I hope she settles for you and you all manage to get some sleep.
17/12/2012 at 00:41
Oh QI it sounds so hard :( it WILL pass though.
Sorry if its been discussed before, and I have no experience, but have you tried her alone lately? I mean since knobber originally left? Would it be with trying that controlled crying some people rave about? As I say, no experience but just suggestions!
17/12/2012 at 11:06
Morning all. It was a horrednous night. I eventually pinned her and forced ehr to take some children's ibuprofen. She eventually sobbed herself to sleep about half an hour later - whether because of the medication or not I don't know.
Missus S she goes to bed in her own bed every night and goes to sleep and pretty much has done nearly every night. It is just later she wakes up crying and can either be settled again or like last night can't be. I am starting to think she is more likely to be suffering from night terrors but hadn't thought of it until now. It actually makes more sense as to what is going on. When B suffered from it, it was difficult to deal with when there were two of us The HV that came out said controlled crying won't help her, as it isn't a sleep issue in the strict sense. But suggestions are ALWAYS appreciated, someone else might come up with something that hasn't been thought of.
17/12/2012 at 12:42
This is a completely random one. My mum had the boys for us Saturday and we went out, then back to my mums early hours to join them. I thought I was more drunk than I realised when I could hear really light music in the boys room. My mum had been worried if S had woke up that he would just want me. So she left faint music on in the room. S slept through!! Back home last night and he woke his usual twice a night, I'm very tempted to move the iPod or CD player.
17/12/2012 at 12:45
QS - I shall be trying that tonight, only problem I can think of is I don't have anything like a CD player or ipod etc
I have been pondering it and am wondering if it is night terrors rather than just SA. I think I need to start keeping a diary of this as well to try and get to grips with it.
17/12/2012 at 12:59
Have you got a radio? S stirred slightly that night but didn't wake, I was thinking the music may have been keeping him settled enough to not wake fully. Also I know she is older again but I reverted to giving S infacol, as he seemed to be breaking wind then finally settling again after ages of struggling. I know infacol is for babies and s is of an age where he can self wind but the discomfort did seen to cause him to raunge himself awake?
17/12/2012 at 13:13
My daughter has night terrors. She sometimes appears to be awake but will not respond to anything. She shakes and shakes and seems very distressed. I don't try and wake her or turn the light on. I have the light on in the hall way and I either cuddle her in her bed (if she will let me) or just rub her back and say 'mummy's here ssshhhh' or similar soothing things. I don't try to talk to her anymore as I've realised that she's not really 'all there' if you know what I mean. Ask U if she remembers waking up in the morning. If she doesn't remember anything about it then its quite likely to be night terrors. They tend to occur in the early part of the night's sleep whereas nightmares occur later in the night. And I child will remember a nightmare but not a night terror. My daughter has them every now and again still (she's 5 now) and she never remembers it in the morning.
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