So I've already got a residential stay at a sleep school booked for 2 weeks time but in the meantime I need some help to get me through.
Has anyone experienced having a baby so overtired that they become completely hysterical and nothing you do calms them down as they just can't get to sleep?? If so what did you do?
Ds2 is now 10 months and we went to Spain a month ago and this problem started there. At first I put it down to the jet lag, ie he was tired but his body just couldn't switch off. This was happening between 12-4am and involved us trying to wake him up to calm him down after trying every technique to help him sleep and then once he had calmed down he sometimes went back to sleep again.
Last night it happened again and he literally screamed for 2 hours between 2-4am. Now I just want to point out that he had been sleeping badly before then so when I went to bed at 10 I went into his cot with him so I was with him the whole time, he was able to feed as he wanted, cuddle etc but nothing was working. He would just get so frustrated he was throwing himself backwards, hitting his head on the sides of the cot etc. In the end I got up, put some tv on and he fell asleep on me for about an hour.
I'm really at my wits end. My dh wants to do cc again which I am willing to consider but also very scared as it was hard when we tried before. Ds2 is ill at the moment with a cold so I know I need to wait a bit but my feeling is last nights episode wasn't the cold (as previous nights he's been obviously upset with the snotty nose but calmed down with cuddle etc). Help!!