My son is 17 months and has nearly always been a bad sleeper. He started getting a cold on Saturday and was appallingly bad over the weekend - I got about 6 hours sleep all weekend and then had a 10 hour workday on Monday. It was horrible.
I've never been into any form of crying to sleep whether controlled or CIO. Normally getting DS to sleep is not the issue, just keeping him asleep. The last 2 nights though, he has screamed and cried for 40 minutes while being rocked, carried and and comforted as usual. I feel terrible. I can't settle him and he's obviously tired (overtired?) when he's screaming. The screaming/crying doesn't start until we start our usual wind down and go to sleep routine - which is me carrying, rocking and singing to him. My parents have been staying with us and I'm wondering if that is enough to cause this upset? DH is not coping with it at all and tonight got quite cranky with me cause I wouldn't "give in" and put DS down again to wake fully and play.
Anyone else had a young toddler go thru a screaming phase? Any tips on how to avoid another episode tomorrow ?