I am almost to breaking point... I dont know what to do.
My DD will be 2 in January. She is wonderful, happy, bubbly and full of energy... until bed time.
Up until now, her routine has not changed, dinner, bath, bottle + story, bed. I have never had a problem. Now it is dinner, bath, bottle + story, bed, up, bed, up, bed, up, lay down with her, up, bed, up, lay down with her, up, Me having a mental breakdown, her sleep (9ish).
I CANT HANDLE IT ANYMORE!!!
Working full time and trying to do this, plus everything else is killing me. I just dont have enough hours in the day to get everything done. Not even the basics.
I have another problem. She bites herself when she gets frustrated.
This sleep thing has been going on for two months. I am loosing kilo's, tired and grumpy all the time. DH helps and is great but its the same result. We have no family where we live and i dont think it is fair to ask a friend to help while she is doing this.
Out of desperation (and i hate myself for this) i took the advice that everyone was giving me. Keep the routine the same, make sure her room is safe and secure. Put her to bed and let her cry it out. Close the door. Hmm, i lasted 15 minutes and that nearly killed me. You should have seen her arms when i went into her room. OMG from the wrist to the shoulder covered in bite marks.
The doctors say it is a phase ( some kids hold thier breath, others bite etc) and she will stop on her own...
I dont think i can handle much more.......