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Our DS 19 months has in the last month started to wake at night again at first it was 2 nights a week now the last 4 night it is everynight anywhere from 2200hrs to 0200 hrs we have been for the last 2 weeks just bringing him into our bed ( i know it is wrong) as he is very hard to resettle! He goes to bed at 730pm but is needing us to stay in his room and sometimes for up to 1 hour! He has never self settled but it is my New Years Resolution to start this! The waking at night though is very tireing! Any hints or ideas or anyone having the same problems? His room is warm/cool enough and he is in a grobag as he has been since 8 months old! I am just wanting a whole nights sleep for him and us!Also any hints on how to get him to let me brush his teeth he just bites on the toothbrush!!!!!!:celebrate2:
If you are happy to bring him into your bed then it is not wrong.
Our two are 19 months and DS has been waking every night, he has been coming into our bed, DD has just started waking the last few nights as well and coming in. I am just assuming it is a growth spurt or teeth or something. We figure it will settle soon enough and we can just start settling them in their own beds again.
If you find a solution let me know! It would be nice to have 2 (soon the be 3 with the new bubby) in the bed instead of 4!
Tangarine Mummy Machine
I cant help on the sleep as i co-sleep but they also have their own beds in my room so if they want space they can at night. It is a tad musical beds here.
To get my 2 to brush their teeth, i would sing "this is the way i brush your teeth, brush your teeth ect" i also give them one toothbrush and they get to brush at the same time.
Thanks guys nice to know we are not alone! Shockinamillion that must be crowded WOW! DS is still in his cot so we have to go get him when he wakes up! If I find a solution will let you know! Tangarine Mummy Machine if I sing to my son he may just throw up :raspberry: if you heard my singing you wld see he he he! I think sleeping in the same room would be easier but don't want to move his cot just want him to go back to sleeping through! HMMMM hard isn't it????!!!!!
It gets crowded! I am like a whale atm too, so it is soo uncomfortable.
As for teeth. We started by letting them have their toothbrushes when we did our teeth, they now copy us. We also say 'mummy/daddy help first' and brush for them, and then let them just chew for a few mins.
Oh and we co-slept the twins for ages, and they are in their own beds most of the time.
I hope you have a king size bed! :hoponbed:
My 20 month old DS has just started to do this as well so tiring! He used to go to sleep really well at night at 7pm-ish but now he won't go to sleep before 8 and won't go to sleep if I don't sit in the room with him... hope someone chimes in soon with some tips, bub # 2 is due in 10 days and I'm going to be sleep deprived enough with a newborn.
Gee I hope so as well! The last two night's he was a shocker to settle NewYears Eve I had to work Night Duty and we would not settle for my Husband he was crying standing up and carrying on he got him up and he was still up when I left at 830pm to go to work! He did sleep that whole night though after an 1130pm settle! Last night he went to bed at 830pm again took 30 mins to go to sleep then woke at 0130am when he wakes he is usually up the top of his cot so has wiggled up and can't go any further so am wondering if this is the issue? We want to start trying for baby number 2 this year but with a boy that wakes it is a bit hard to not be tired and worn out! We were going to wait until March to try so need him to be sleeping well! :familybed1: This is what we have most night's what I want is two in the bed :crib:
my DS did it at the same age and after 4mths of it I was at my wits end - still had a bottle for bed and we decided that was the culprit - he was using the bottle to go back to sleep so he would get up and want another bottle. SO it was goodbye bottle for us and now its down to once a night which I can handle, some nights not at all. He is a sweaty kid, so I know that he gets thirsty. If you are happy to have him in your bed do it- for your sake at least you will get some sleep.
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