DS has been waking up screaming and crying a lot during the night lately
At first I thought it was night terrors and we have tried all the usual methods of stopping them which haven't worked
But lately he is awake I'm sure of it. He acts the exact same when throwing a tantrum when he's awake during the day.
I just don't know what to do. It's upsetting me and him and to be honest it's making DH furious!
Basically DS goes down at 7 every night, goes down fine, then eakes any time from 10pm onwards. It starts with a whinge like 'uhh uhh uhh' and then starts to fake cry. if I ignore it it escalates, if I go in straight away, it escalates.
Nothing I do or say is right. He will ask for a drink so I'll pass it to him (it's easily within his reach but he refuses to get it himself) and he will have some and usually start crying and asking for something else, I can see when it's going to turn into a tantrum. He then usually says 'I'm stuck I'm stuck' and I say you're not stuck, and the. He screams 'I'm stuck' and thrashes around and cries and screams. By this stage I'm annoyed as he's going to wake DS 2. I've tried to pretend to help him but he screams at me to leave him alone or keeps saying he's stuck. If I am firm with him and say 'ok I'm going to bed if you're going to be silly' he gets worse again and cries and screams.
Basically NOTHING helps or stops it. I'm really at my wits end.
No one else seems to have this problem and if they have then it hasn't lasted this long for them. I just don't know what to do.
He's 3 but he's had night terrors since a very young age, but like I said, this seems to be attention seeking or something entirely different
Should I see a paediatrician or doctor or what?
Pls someone give me some advice