Could someone please offer me some advice on how to settle Isobelle back in her own bed when she wakes please? I it starting to really stress me out and making me and the OH argue at daft 'o clock!!
She used to be a brilliant sleeper going from 8 til 7 usually only waking for her dummy. But now if she wakes thats IT. She just screams and screams until I pick her up and if I dare put her back down it starts again. We have just had 2 more STTN so I thought we were back on tracks but she had other ideas and kept us awake from 1230am until 230am stirring again at 5am.
Yes, I will admit, I do give up and bring her in with us because I work until 10pm and I am really exhausted so I know I am at fault, but I really want to start settling her back in her own cot without too much disruption!
I have tried cuddles, milk, juice, Anbesol, calpol, cough medicine (she has got a terrible chesty cough) holding her sat in our bed until she falls asleep then transferring her back but she always wakes, then my OH resorted to sitting in her room next to her cot until she fell asleep.....
no advice hun but i'm in the same boat so i will be follong this thread so tiring isnt it? My lo went in his room at 8pm last night & after 4 hours of screaming making himself sick twice, headbutting the door & loads of excuses hurled at me eg i need a drink, need a wee, im stuck, wanna come downstairs he finaly dozed off .. Till 2am!! & was up till 5.30am :'( so i feel for you hin i know how exhausting it is sorry i've no advice x
Nimd has gone through a few stages like this, wi her I tend to feed, cuddle and put down, pat and then leave. If she cries I give it a few mins, go back in DONT pick up but DO pat, shush and stroke (and lie her back down as she usually standing by that point!)
I give her her snuggly and stay until shes calm, then leave again
Rinse and repeat - leaving slightly longer each time.
It can take a while, I never let her get really upset, but I dont pick up - quite often she'll hollar as I leave (truly bloody curdling scream) but within 30-90 seconds simmer down and just grizzle for a few mins, then fall asleep
I usually sit outside her door with the iphone and BandB to keep me sane!
Unfortunately it really is a phase, and will pass! As for STTN - that im still waiting for!
Since going back to work at beginning of jan dd has picked up a couple of bugs & we co-slept. We now have a habitual wake at 2am where dd screams & points at our bedroom door to come into our room *sigh* and then we all have a crap night sleep
I think farie has given some good advice & we're going to try this tonight. I've had enough, I'm at the end if my tether with it and I want my bed back! So no more advice but lots of hugs & sympathy
We currently have the same problem. I normally sit and cuddle LO until she's sleepy or even falls asleep and then put her into the cot, 9/10 times she'll then turn onto her tummy and sleep but sometimes when she then starts screaming again, i can somtimes lay her down and pat her back until she settles but if she's having no of that we cuddle again lol.
She was in our bed nearly every night at somepoint all lastweek zs her sleep was terrible and i was tired lol, and that's not a habit i want to get into as she does sleep better but she's such a fidget lol.
I hope our LOs sort there sleeping out soon lol. x
So, I had an early night & dd woke for the first time at 11.15
I popped in, gave some calpol (think she might be teething & she has a little cough) and some water. Then gave her lovey, said "sleepy time" & left. There was a cry of outrage (I don't blame her!! This is NOT what mummy is supposed to do lol!) but it died down to whinging within a minute! I *think* she's dropped back off & I'm waiting to sneak back in with some karvol just to make sure I have all bases covered.
So far, so good! Although I'm under no illusions - this is not the wake up I was expecting so we'll see what 2am brings
Not a bad night actually! She did go back to sleep just before midnight after some shuffling around. Woke again at 1.15am but I had only been asleep myself for 45 mins since the last wake so (with it being weekend) I kicked oh in the back & told him it was his turn!!
Unbelievably she settled for him within 10 mins & then slept until 7am! He didn't pick her up, just shhh-ed, said 'sleepy time' and sat in the room for a few mins. Its all on me again tonight but I'm determined to keep our bed a wriggly baby free zone! We all slept so much better for it last night.
We'll see how it goes once she realises its not just a one time night in her cot! Hope Isabelle had a good night & other lo's too
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