There are a few sleep threads around at the moment but I'm too tired to read through them and just want to have a bit of a whinge. DS is almost 13mo and his night sleep has fallen into a great big steaming mess.
We put him to bed awake when he shows sleepy signs (between 6:30-7pm usually) and he has always been good at going off to sleep on his own. Lately he has been fighting it a bit and the last few nights he has flat refused to go to sleep and after an hour or more of trying to settle him we just give up and bring him back downstairs for a while. Last night he went to bed at 9:30! Not cool!
He then wakes at least twice overnight. He will SCREAM for HOURS unless we give him a bottle. Nothing else works. Nothing. The problem is we've now got ourselves into a feed-to-sleep nightmare and he is waking more frequently and needed feeds more often, leading to leaking nappies and very tired parents!!!!
I feel like a complete failure, I'm frustrated and angry and tired and over it, I don't know how to fix it and just want to cry when I think about it. Every time we seem to make some progress he gets sick and it all goes backwards again. He was in hospital 2 weeks ago for 3 nights with rotavirus and has been extra clingy since then too.
Day sleeps are brilliant, usually 2 sleeps of 1-2 hours and self-settles. Occasionally I will hear him wake and settle himself off to sleep again.
Just don't know what to do. So tired.