I am just wanting some advice. My 19 month old who normally goes to sleep straight away and sleeps all night...suddenly isn't
My main issue is bed time. We put him down as we always have and shut the door as usual and sometimes he goes straight off and sometimes he would chat to himself, then fall asleep.
4 out of 7 of the last nights he has started crying/screaming about 20minutes after being put down. It's this gut wrenching, throat hurting cry I have never heard him make. The first night we actually let him up (I know naughty) and let him have a bit more to eat as he hadn't had much that night. We checked his nappy and gave some Panadol as his back molars seem to be hurting.
That was the first night and now we know he is making a habit of it I need some advice. I tried waitin outside the door and going in after a few minutes to let him know I was there and re-settle him but the crying seems to escalate every time I walked back out. After 2-3 hours I could normally get him down by holding him and rocking him to sleep, but I can't do this every night.
In staring to get allot of anxiety around bed time as its just getting so hard. Plus I am 34 weeks pregnant an I am terribly afraid he is going to be doing this when the newborn arrives.
Has anyone else gone through this? Any suggestions on what to do?