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15/09/2009 at 12:33
15/09/2009 at 13:47
Hi Claire,I'm having few probs with my eldest(he's 2 and half),wind woke him up recently,and he's gone from settling down like an angel,to begging us not to go downstairs after a story.
We got a nightlight,didn't work,left landing light on,woke up youngest son not good! Recently we have started leaving the bathroom light on,and half shutting door to let a little light out,seems to work. Have also tried cutting nap time down,and making sure he has an hours fresh air after tea.
All seems to work,however he still engages in conversation after story,which he never used to,have resigned myself to fact I will have to chat with him for half hour,then I have to be tough which I'm not keen on doing,but it does work.
Have you tried a night light? Or maybe 2 stories? Good luck hun,you're not alone x
15/09/2009 at 13:55
15/09/2009 at 14:02
No worries hun,mine share a room so I'm a bit limited on ideas!!!! He gets in a panic once the lil man asleep too,not that he could chat back to him but still company I guess.
Hard work running up and down stairs all evening isn't it??? I'm shattered by 9pm!!!!!
2 nights ago,heard this little whimper......mummabear.......daddybear.......joseff is sleeping now I want to come and talk with you.......mummabear .......are you listening to me??/ MUMMABEAR!!!!!
Went upstairs to tell him to be quiet-walked in,and he said 'HIAH MUMMY WHAT ARE YOU DOING?'
Little sod!!!!! He was fine just bored I guess!!!! Gave him a book to look at until he fell alseep! I'd rather he got me up for nothing than see him upset tho!
15/09/2009 at 14:09
Its definatly hard work but surely it cant last forever!wel thats what im hoping anyway!tell me about it i could quite happily fall asleep about then too!and iv only got one!!i hope urs gets better at sleeping too!!
15/09/2009 at 14:10
15/09/2009 at 14:15
15/09/2009 at 21:47
Well Claire-went for daily stroll after tea,then let them watch tv for half hour-then decided to have 2 stories-all quiet from 8pm!!!!
I've had a good soak in the tub too!!!! Hope your bum is rooted to sofa tonight!!!!!
15/09/2009 at 22:01
15/09/2009 at 22:03
thats good!!you enjoying the peace and quiet then?well i let her play in the garden for half an hour after dinner then bath and into bed and read a book as usual then i tried reading her another story!she fell asleep after that at bout 8!all good until 15mins later and she was awake again finally got her down at 9pm and shes been asleep since!only night one tho!!xx
15/09/2009 at 22:06
15/09/2009 at 22:07
See I feel tight now,my lads don't have dummies,or comforters or mobiles on cots,and it's only been last 5 nights he's had to have light on.
Feel now I should have perhaps been a bit more oh what's the phrase???? You know what I mean tho,perhaps I've been too harsh
15/09/2009 at 22:11
15/09/2009 at 22:15
It's getting that balance I reckon-yeah I'm half watching ugly betty,and posting on here with a huge cuppa!!!! Been good!
Wow that's good,yeah might be night 1 but step forward,do you have to give her a drink when she wakes? or just a reassuring cuddle?
15/09/2009 at 22:20
15/09/2009 at 22:35
That's the main thing!!! Oh bless her,see Tom doesnt have a bottle,or dummy so he just wants a chat??? which is ok,but hard to chat in a whisper in case we wake Joseff!!!!
Have tried just sitting with him,for a while,but dont want to get into that really. Usually we go in and whisper for 5 mins,then see how that goes.
15/09/2009 at 22:39
15/09/2009 at 22:42
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