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I'm in a bit of a pickle...
DD 16 months has always been a great sleeper, i did controlled crying with her at 6 weeks old which worked absolute wonders took one week and she was settling herself and sleeping 12 hours nights with two decent size sleeps during the day! But at 12 months, DP went away with the army and DD and i were home alone, and she got gastro, a cold and a chesty cough, and cut two top molars all within a month!! this is when the waking through the night started, as it was jsut my self to get up to her, and i was so used to haveing full nights sleep, i would bring her into bed with me, this seemed to comfort her and we both got some sleep, though now 4 months later she wakes at precisely 12am and wants to come into bed with me...now DP is coming home in 4 days time where we will then move interstate. I have been trying to controlled crying again but i think she is just getting too old for it and it's simply not working, last night she cried on and off for an hour and 15 where i eventually gave in and put her in bed with me!! NE one have ne suggestions???? Please NE thing i can try, or if u have had ne thing happen the same and what sollutions u come up with???
Co-sleeping is great, and unless you don't want to continue with it for some reason, keep it up! :thumbsup:
If you don't want to co-sleep with your partner in the bed, but want to continue co-sleeping you could put Georgia onto a mattress on the floor, and when she wakes you can join her in her bed, and go back to your own if you wake up before her.
Children's needs change, and waking up in the night is normal, she may be hungry or have a soggy nappy (that's what wakes up my daughter) and it might be as simple as changing her or giving her a feed and climbing into bed with her and going back to sleep.
I feel for you! Funny enough Maxwell did the same thing. Fortunalty for me I didn't have to do the controll crying thing for him as he was naturally great at getting himself to sleep (although for my first child - Isaac I had to do it). I know when you get so use to getting that full night sleep yourself, you do just about anything just to get it back. For Maxi I had to do the controll crying thing again for about a week and it worked some nights, but I soon realised that he was actually getting scared of the dark! So I got a night light (very dim - just gave a slight glow) and he went back off to sleep with little fussing. He was teething at the time so it was probably a combination on sore gums and the dark!
A couple of months later I put him in the same room as his brother and ever since then I haven't had to use the night light. Poor little man, I remember when I was little being alone in the room, it can be scarey.
Good luck with everything
Hehehe i was also going to suggest the nite light !
We had a problem of DS waking up every nite at 2am a few weeks back & i can say i know how you feel with it driving you crazy as your used to a full nites sleep !
If you can keep her in your bed then go for it maybe your hubby will enjoy it after being away from you both.
For us putting him into our bed doesnt work as he thinks its play time & has done this since he was 3mths old so co-sleeping is out for us.
But i did find bringing him in & calming him down did help as it was as though he would wake up after a nightmare or the likes & just want Mama close. So a few cuddles & he was happy to back into his cot but i also found he liked some light in his room so a nite light came in very handy !
Good luck i hope somehow you can find what works for you :hugs:
We used this book after 15 months of no sleep.
Worked a charm! Took a while (a lot longer than if you cc but I thought it was well worth it as I hated the idea of leaving my little one to cry it out).
I got nothin'.
Just wanted to say I sympathise - since our DD was sick a couple of months ago and in hospy for a few days, she has started waking 4-5 nights a week as well. It sucks, she hasn't done this since she was 9 weeks old.
We also can't put her in with us because she just wakes up more and wants to play, she's not used to co-sleeping.
The only thing that gets her back off is if one of us gets in her single bed with her, but obviously not keen to continue doing that with a new baby coming :(
Would love to hear suggestions too.
Aargh!! We have been going through this for 5 months. DD is now 17 months and she started not sleeping well at 12 months nearly to the day, so we have not had a sleep through since then. She did get some teeth during that time. I have been letting her cry when she wakes and more often than not she will put herslef back to sleep. It is hard work, but perservere, I am sure it will get better (I can't believe I just said that!!!). good luck.
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