How do I make my f-ing child.sleep.
This has beeb going on FOR MONTHS. Yes, Ex and I split last week but it has been hours of hysterics EVERY NIGHT for the last god knows how many months.
And I can't deal with it anymore. It ruins every day now, stressing.about day sleeps and knowing every night is going to be the same f-ing thing regardless of how good a day we have.
I'm literally going out to get phenergan tomorrow because both of us cannot do this anymore.
Oh and Brauers doesnt work. Ughhhhh.
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21-03-2012 20:00 #1I'm on a bubhub break
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Going to go completely insane.
21-03-2012 20:10 #2-
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No advice, *hugs* I feel your pain, Ds is 21 months and has been similar since 14 months old.
Its so hard and exhausting
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23-03-2012 22:42 #3Senior Member
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Same here, my dd is 3.5 and it has been going forever. most nights she's up every second hour with screeching , kicking, and the carry on... on a bad night once every hour, sometimes twice every hour. i even tried the phenergan. didn't work for me. seemed to make her even worse. what could i do? ended up just crying on the couch.
23-03-2012 23:07 #4
I room in with my boys, gives all of us the space we need as well as the comfort/security to stay in their own beds. My 3.5 year old has gone from waking up all f night long to sleeping through in 3 weeks (tonight will hopefully be the 7th night he hasn't woken, except for help to put his blanket back on which he does once a night).
I have a mattress in the floor and started off holding his hand to reassure him when needed then onto shh shh shhing him and now yeah as I said above.
I hope you can all find a solution it's so hard
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23-03-2012 23:10 #5
Sorry I've never tried pbernergan or however u spell it but I have tried a pile of homeopathics and nothing worked until I tried this. We use to cosleep but after DD came and hubby went back to working away I just couldnt sleep with all 3 kids in my bed. DS1 (4.5yrs) wasn't so bad but now he sleeps right through
23-03-2012 23:17 #6
dont know how old your bub/child is but i think you'll have a hard time getting phenergan if they're under 2 as its not recommended for under that age.
sorry youre having such a hard time, sleep deprivation is the worst no wonder its used as a form of torture
23-03-2012 23:28 #7Senior Member
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If you want to co-sleep then Thermolicious' post may be something to try.
Alternatively if you want your daughter to sleep alone then you may want to try the 'tough love' approach. This would be setting up a bedtime routine eg for us;
6:30pm teeth and shower
7:00-7:30pm in bed and a story or two then lights out. Kiss and cuddle and I leave the room telling him that I love him and that if I have to come back in I will be using a grumpy voice. I also tell him that I will come in and check him once he is asleep and he seems comforted by this.
I leave a light on in the hallway but I really do stick to the grumpy voice if he plays up or calls me for no reason.
9/10 times he is asleep within 15 minutes.
If he was to get up (and no other reason then to play up or to stay up longer) I would bring him straight back to bed and tell him in my grumpy voice that he is to stay in bed and go to sleep. Some people advocate not talking to the child at all just return them to bed but I would find it hard to do this.
Some people close the door so that the child cannot get out - even if they end up falling asleep on the ground they can be moved back into the bed.
Now I have to say that I would not do this for a baby, but my son is 3.5 so he is capable of understanding the importance of him going to sleep in his bed.
We will still often find him in our bed in the wee hours of the night but I don't mind that as I know that it will not last for long and so I enjoy it when he cuddles in to me. However I do expect him to go to sleep in his own bed and our approach seems to work.
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23-03-2012 23:46 #8
I can relate, and you've been given some good advice. The only thing I wanted to offer was to be careful with phenergan. On some children it has the opposite effect and can hype them up. My daughter is one of those kids.
Whatever path you take, I hope it works. Sleep deprivation is torchure.
24-03-2012 21:17 #9
How are you going op?
24-03-2012 23:32 #10Member
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Hope you have got her to sleep😊
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