My DD 23 months was a terrible sleeper till we went to sleep school at 13 months. Then she went to bed fine and was sleeping well until we went on holiday a month ago.
Now every night at bed time she goes into her cot fine but then instead of sleeping she screams and screams. It can take from 20 minutes to an hour for her to go to sleep. We are using responsive settling but it doesn't seem to be working.
I am so stressed by this. We are in an apartment and listening to her screaming is making me feel sick. But I am terrified of setting new sleep associations (us in the room, patting etc) because of our time pre-sleep school where she wouldn't sleep AT ALL with out us in the room and patting her. I basically had no sleep for over a year.
She also wakes at 5am and that is leaving me even more exhausted.
PLEASE HELP!! I have a baby due in less than 3 months and I am not coping at all with this. I would be grateful for any tips at all. I cannot deal with this any longer.