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08/04/2013 at 12:43
S is 19 months now and has only slept through about Three times. It used to be a regular once a night that he would have small bottle and a cuddle and go straight back to sleep. I've been convincing myself its his teeth causing more wake ups as his cheeks are permanently rosy. He is now waking up at least twice, having a small bottle each time but going mad crying as soon as I put him down again. I can hold him till he goes off but he is beginning to wake on being put down. Sometimes if I leave my hand on him he will re settle but I just feel its starting to get silly. His daytime naps have always been easy bit now he is starting to cry on being put down I with those too whether he be awake or asleep. I just left him crying now, I hated myself for it but after a few minutes it was a winge and within about ten minutes he is asleep. Is that the answer? I am useless at letting them cry but P was a very very bad sleeper and it didn't improve until he was over three years old, I think il lose my marbles all over again if S does the same. I can deal with the waking up, I'm not asking for miracles but its the crying on being put down and it taking ages to settle him that's getting to me. H works, I don't and so I find I can't leave him crying for long during the night. I'm tempted to pack h and P off to fil's though and try some sleep training, but what, or should I not? I just know it got so ridiculous with P that I'm so worried its happening again.
Some words of wisdom please?
08/04/2013 at 13:00
I think from cry to whinge to asleep within ten minutes is fine. Best to nip it in the bud now, he doesn't need the milk in the night so it's just habit x
08/04/2013 at 13:04
I think that is my other problem as I need to cut out the bottles when he wakes but I know that will cause major meltdown. Also for him to self settle during the night would take a good bit longer than ten minutes, so how long would still be ok to let him carry on, if atal?
08/04/2013 at 13:08
Ah I see, I hate night time battles but thinking long term maybe try ten minutes like in the day and then go in and settle him and so that for a few nights to see if he gets used it? Then you could extend the time a little if he doesn't.
08/04/2013 at 13:15
Thanks lindtbunny, I'm such a sleep person it's alien to me how my boys aren't for a few years. Thanks for the advice.
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