I am having serious sleep issues with dd (who is almost one! )
She was a great sleeper until about 4months old. She has had her moments of sleeping through and she was a;lways great at putting herslef to sleep (I could put her in her cot and maybe pat her bum a few times and that would be it) and she would sometimes co sleep too when she was sick or teething.
It got much worse lately. I think between me starting work part time, her starting day care and I broke my hand. For this reason she ended up in bed with me every night for about 6 weeks as it was much easier than going in her room, trying to get the side of the cot done and not bang her head on my cast etc. Anyway, she doesn't sleep much better in beside me. She's still up at least 6 times a night and I am absolutely, totally and utterly f#cked. Her sleep has been terrible for a while, but the co sleeping has made it worse. I have to get up for work at 6am and I have had a 'relapse' with my PND due to sheer exhauation as well as having recurring cold sores and the flu a couple of times.
I have tried controlled crying which means she has gone to sleep but it doesn't stop the night waking. I spoke to a psychologist who said she probably has anxiety and an aversion to her cot. She recommended that I take her to see a perinatal psychologist and try make her cot a happy place because as soon as I go near the cot, dshe screams! (and get her out of co sleeping as it is making her anxiety worse).