Help! My 20month old has alway been a pretty good sleeper. She seems to like her sleep and almost always goes down without any fuss, day and night. That is until now. Its a battle to get her down for her day nap, and the nights are terrible. she is taking about an hour or more to settle and then waking and staying awake for about 2 hours. She will go into her cot, but about 3minutes later will start calling out or crying. She looks so tired!
This has been going on for about 2weeks. In this time she has started to go to 1 aftenoon a week of day care. And she is really frightened of the birds on a childrens program. Obviously i dont let her watch it, but she saw it accidently the other day now she is too frightened to play on her own in the house, and when she wakes in the night she says 'Birdies' and cries. She doesnt have her four back molars yet. And i have a cold, so am wondering if she is getting sick too?
I guess im not sure what direction to take. Do we need to teach her to self settle again. Or comfort her? We are both incredibly tired, but i could cope a bit better if i had a plan.
She is now obsessed with her dummy (more than ever before) which makes her drool terribly. i would love to get rid of it. is now a bad time or is anytime a bad time?
I would really love any advise