I am currently at my wit's end with my 19 month old toddler. My heart is breaking for her but I am so frustrated and over it at the same time.
A history: she was an excellent sleeper early on, sleeping through occasionally from a week old and consistently from 7 weeks. She would occasionally wake once for a feed. At about 8 months that started increasing and she'd wake 3-4 times a night to feed. At 10 months I decided enough was enough and night weaned her. This took 2 months. Two solid months of her waking and screaming for four hours straight. At 12 months we had a nurse come to the house to give tips to help with her sleep. It was already what I was doing, but things did start to improve. She started sleeping through 3-4 nights a week, but on the other nights she'd still be awake for 1-3 hours. In the last two months it's increased again. She's slept through once in the past 9 nights.
Tonight she is hysterical. Crying so much she's hiccuping. I'm crying too. As soon as I walk in she stops, but starts up again the minute I leave. I don't know what to do. My poor baby! I don't know what is wrong.
Nurofen makes no difference. She seems warm enough. I don't interact when she wakes (I pick her up for a quick cuddle the first time I go in if she is the way she is tonight, but otherwise I just tell her it's time for sleep).
What do I do?? I'm so tired. It's breaking my heart to hear her so upset. She's very happy during the day and has no trouble settling in the evenings. I've noticed she's been more clingy lately though. I'm worried she thinks I'm abandoning her in the night. I go in very briefly every 10-30 minutes, depending on her level of crying.
Please help me! I'm so sad for her