Has anyone got any ideas why my 2 and nearly 4 month old is suddenly needing to be rocked to sleep???
He has slept through since he was 8 weeks old, and while he does wake sometimes at night (especially when sick or teething), he has always been happy to go to bed and go to sleep.
The last week or so he has been singing etc for an hour after bedtime (8:30, he set his bedtime over a year ago) but the last few nights he cries and needs one of us to either rock or pat him to sleep or he screams the house down and is very upset. He has also started doing it with his day sleep over Christmas.
Apart from DH being home, nothing else has changed. We didn't go away this year, so his routine (self set) hasn't changed much (we tried putting him down earlier as he looks shattered - didn't help) and he's also been a bit more "tantrum-ey". He's also gone off his baths which he has always loved, and isn't keen on showers anymore either.
He is tired as sleeping an hour less during the day, and 1-2 hours less at night so I know that probably doesn't help.
Any ideas? Only thing I can think of is the 2yo molars, but he doesn't have a temp or red cheeks.
Only other thing is maybe having Daddy home and he thinks he is missing out if he sleeps?? But he's home every night (though was away for a week the week before Christmas) so not sure?
DH is back at work today so will be interesting to see how the arvo sleep goes, but any thoughts or suggestions gratefully received.