Please only read and contribute to this thread if you are pro sleep training as I don't want to be made to feel worse than I do and anyone who has read any of my other posts knows I have battled long and hard with ds2.
Ds2 is 11 months and we tried cc at 5 months as we did the same with ds1 and it worked well. It didn't for ds2, he would scream non stop for over and hour, getting so worked up for naps I was giving up as I couldn't see an end to it. I persevered for weeks as things were gradually improving but it was tough and we still had some night wakings where he just couldn't seem to get back to sleep. Things gradually declined as I couldn't keep going with the cc constantly and until recently he was at the point of waking frequently all night, feeding 6-8 times as it the only thing that would calm him and I was sleeping in his cot. So I'm going to sleep school next week but about 10 days ago we thought we would try cc again.
This time it worked amazingly similar to ds1. Within 2 days he was settling very quickly with only seconds of protesting and down to 1-2 night wakings with a dream feed. However last night he seemed to fall off the wagon and he had a spell between 2.30-3.30 where he just couldn't get back to sleep. He would go quiet for 5 mins and look like he was asleep but then the crying would start up again (this is what was happening last time we tried). I really didn't want to give in but I've been doing the dream feed at about 3.30 so when he had calmed down and seemed to fall asleep I fed him. Today however he has been a nightmare. Just now he screamed for over 30 mins (3,5,8,10 min checks) and although he's now asleep I can see it will only be a short nap. He's also super clingy (he is anyway but worse today). What's going on? What do I do? I can't face the prospect of things being like they were last time but also can't go back to how they were. Help!!!!