My 2.2 year old is quiet clever and communicates well. This past week he has been beside himself when it comes to having to go to his bed to sleep. He becomes quiet hysterical and it breaks my heart, he complains of it being to scary and that he is too scared , he wants the light on and for me to stay.
The first night I stayed with him until he fell asleep the past few nights he has been so upset about having to go to bed but generally goes quiet once I leave him and he sleeps well. Until tonight when he was hysterical again.
Before this he had been waking every night or two in hysterics to the point where I would almost go in but after 20 minutes he would eventually fall back to sleep and be fine for the rest of the night.
I was getting concerned about these nights where he would wake in hysterics but as I spend 3 weeks a month on my own with hubby away every month I didn't want my youngest getting into the routine of me coming in , now I'm wondering if he has started having nightmares? I asked him tonight to tell me what he was scared of and he told me it was his cot, I then asked him if he wanted me to throw it out and he can sleep in his big bed and he said no he wants to sleep in his cot with mummy, I then clicked and asked him if he gets scared when he closes his eyes and goes to sleep to which he said yes and got very upset again!
Has anyone got any experience with this and what I can do!? I have eventually put him into his cot tonight with mummies special pillow and then told him to lie down and that I will be back but I turned the lights out and haven't returned :-( he was hysterical once he realized but calmed down quick enough, right now he is just grizzling every now and then.
He doesn't watch tv , he always eats health dinners, only drinks water and has been a good sleeper from 10 mths old. Last night he slept 14.5 hours then had a 1hr20 min nap today so he isn't over tired either nor is he not ready for bed as he is clearly exhausted!
I dunno what to do for my poor little muffin :-(