How's your DD going?
Hi, well we have been trying a few things.
Firstly putting her to bed before dad gets home, then trying to wind down without tv etc, then a rewards chart. It's sort of working. Hahaha
So the going to bed part is getting better, there are still struggles, but slightly better. The staying asleep during the night is hit and miss unfortunately. I have a video monitor next to my bed and my girlfriends tell me to ditch it. They think I hear her and run in too quickly not giving her that time to settle. It's a catch 22, I'm so tired that I let her grizzle or call out for 5 mins then I go in as I just want some rest. I think I'm the failure here.
So I'm just trying to be consistent with things at bedtime. Like you all said to.
Last night she woke every few hrs. Nothing seems wrong she just wants mummy. I'm a sucker aren't i?
My daughter is a great little sleeper but we did have a week or two there where she did start waking in the night. I found that I just had to leave her because if I went in it would wake her up even more and then the next night she would expect me to go into her. So I had to completely leave her, it's hard because ur maternal instinct is to go and see them but with our girl it just made it worse. Also if I caved and just went and have her a dummy just to make her quiet even once it would then set a chain reaction for the next couple of nights where she would wake because she wanted it. Id leave her in her bed I, don't put her back in a cot. Hope u get some sleep soon!!
I feel your pain! It is just so hard, they are smart little bubs aren't they? When I'm being woken during the night I will think of you. If I find something that works I'll let you know.
For what it's worth, I'm doing ALL the things I said I would never do!!! Oh how I've learnt to stop judging!
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