18mth old ds has slept 7-7 since 11months old. On the occasions that he did wake up a quick 'shhhh' from me would do it and he'd go back to sleep.
In the last 3 weeks, his sleep has gone up shiv creek. I literally feel like I have a newborn again.
Same routine, bath, milk at 630, bed at 7-715.
He has a nap usually from midday till 230. The majority of time he will settle by himself but yesterday and today he cried for me a lot.
Cries and calls out mumumumum for over an hour, goes to sleep but anywhere between 11 and 1 he is up, crying and calling for me. He was up for 2.5 hours last night not knowing how to get back to sleep.
He sleeps in his cot, in our room, and occasionally putting him in bed with us has worked but even that no longer works. He tosses and turns, whinges, cries, wants to lie on top of my chest, wants to take his sleeping bag off, but nothing works.
We try to put him in his cot again, but then he goes ballistic. No amount of shhhhing or patting will work.
Panadol hasn't worked, he has slight sniffles but isn't congested at all. Giving him a bottle of milk doesn't work, water doesn't work.
He is **slightlu** off his food but not enough to worry me, I tried to increase his protein at dinner last night but he wouldn't have a bar of it. He has wet nappies and nice p00 so I don't think it's digestive (I could be wrong). He eats lots of fruit and carbs ATM hence why I tried to up the meat.
I have no idea what to do, I think he has all his teeth (none are missing and he has 1 x set of molars, iirc they don't get their 2nd set till they're 3-4 right??)
could he have separation anxiety or scared of the dark?? My other 2 never did this, I'm lost!
Help!! What else can it be? He's totally lost the hang of it,it's like he's never known how to self settle at all.
He and I are totally exhausted 😩