I think I need to join in this thread. I am zombie mum.
DS2 is 1 next month and still sleeps like a newborn..the longest he has ever slept for in a block is 4 hours and that was months ago. He wakes anywhere between 30 mins-2 hours after he falls asleep. He only cat naps during the day and that's only in the car or if he feeds and falls asleep on me. I have resorted to bed sharing at night as he wants to feed all night long (feel like a human pacifier). That, and if I put him in his cot he screams absolute blue murder..and doesn't let up or calm down. He works himself up into a massive state where he's almost hyperventilating and sobbing (in a matter of minutes) and it doesn't matter what I do, he doesn't calm down until he's out of the cot and being held (and even then it takes a good 15-20 mins to get him breathing normally).
I have a 2 year old as well and he's always been a great sleeper so this is totally foreign territory to me! My husband works away 3 weeks at a time so dealing with this on my own a lot which isn't fun.
I have no idea what to do, so am booked into a sleep centre next month. I can't go on in this sleep deprived state as I feel like I'm such a grumpy and horrible person and it's not fair on either of the kids or my husband.
Be nice to talk to others with similar problems and know I'm not alone