I need help! My 3 year old's sleep issues just keep returning... I've been to Ngala a couple of times, and he ends up sleeping thru for a while.
His latest thing is to cry out, up to 4-5 times a night. This has been going on for weeks now... It's like he's having nightmares, and is talking in his sleep, but nothing that seems that bad, eg. "my blocks fell over". "I want to stand up" etc. And most of the time, he isn't even aware he's doing it. I often wake him, after several times of reassuring him, just to make him aware that he is crying out and to find out what the matter is. He doesn't even know he's doing it! "What mum?" he'll say when I wake him up, but he's been screaming out for 10 minutes before that!
Its not night terrors, as he doesn't go stiff and have the usual behaviours of them.
My husband is away for the next week, and I want to try to get it sorted before he gets back. We have another baby due in Sept, and the anxiety between us as to how we'll deal with my DS and a newborn is building. Should I be doing "controlled crying" or should I be constantly reassuring him? As I said, its been weeks now...