I know this post should probably in the sleep section but I am desperate and thought that maybe there would be a bit more traffic here... someone who has some suggestions or has been through the same thing who can just remind me that it wont last forever?!
My daughter is 2 ½ and has previously been sleeping through the night for a while now (maybe a year or more).
The last three nights she now refuses to go to bed and starts screaming blue murder. The first night I sat with her until she fell asleep and she woke again around midnight and I went in and sat with her again until she fell asleep. Second night I sat with her when we put her to bed and then around 1am she woke screaming and vomited everywhere. I ended up sleeping on the floor in her room. Last night she started screaming and promptly vomited when we put her to bed. I slept on the floor all night and she periodically woke up and started screaming until she realised I was still there. At 4am in a lot of pain from lying on the floor I went to bed thinking I could get a couple of hours proper sleep but at 4.30am she started screaming again and yelled out “Im going to vomit”
I feel she is now vomiting on purpose to get her way (and its a full on vomit of everything shes eaten for dinner). And I must admit my husband and I are hopeless when it comes to vomit and she gets quite a reaction from us .... so I guess for her its working.
I just don’t know what to do tonight, am so tired and am dreading it already.
Last week we were away overseas on holiday and her bed was in our hotel room but we kept to the bedtime routine (bath, stories, to bed) and came in later to go to bed ourselves and had no problem. Perhaps she just got used to and liked the fact we were with her all night.... She also doesn’t get to see her daddy very much normally due to his working hours so she got to see him non-stop last week and I know she misses that too.