My son is 22months old and is normally not a bad sleeper, still wakes once throughout the night for a bottle but thats fine by me.
The problem im having is lately, he refuses to sleep at night. Last night for example....
Put him to sleep, totally normal, willingly goes down... wakes up 1 hour later, I go in to see if he wants a bottle but he screams when I leave, like shaking turning himself inside out screaming! so I bring him out, and he is happy, playing, laughing (very tired mind you).... try to put him to bed again, same thing, I lay on his floor... screams, then just stands there- I was laying there for an hour, WOULD NOT GIVE IN....
So my partner stays up with him in an attempt to wear him out... WAS STILL UP AT 2AM!!!! (Usually he is in bed by 6pm)... Bring him in bed with us- PLAYTIME... Took forever to lay down, at about 3.30am he fell asleep, then was up again at 6am.
He has never been able to fall asleep anywhere but in his own bed, if he would sleep in our bed id be ok with it just to keep peace, but he wont.
I dont know what to do.. part of me thinks maybe he has a tummy ache, or head ache or something, but when he is up he is happy and fine!!!
I find when I go in to soothe him then walk back out I make it worse... im outa ideas.