Two or three hours of screaming in our arms before falling asleep is doing our head in. I can't cope. It's 9.30pm and DS has been screaming since 7.30pm. He's so overtired and worked up it's heartbreaking.
I refuse to leave him to cry alone. If I put him in his cot and sit with him, pat him, etc, he gets hysterical and then becomes even harder to settle. He's really distressed, not just angry.
Moving him to a big bed is an option we are thinking of trying but I honestly don't know if things will get better or if it will still be 2 hours of crying and climbing out of bed.
Please help, what can I do? Number 2 is arriving in 6 months and introducing a newborn into this madness will drive DH and I to despair.
I did have a thread about this a few weeks ago but since then have decided he needs to learn to fall asleep in his cot.
For his day nap he is cuddled to sleep - refuses to be put in cot awake.