Ok I'm the first to admit I've dug a nice little hole for myself...no judgements please.
My DD is 12 months old and for the last 3/4 months has sleeped with on the floor in the loungeroom or with me on the couch.
Many factors as to why she couldn't go into the cot.
But she is now...well not actually. That's where I need help.
DD also suffers from seperation anxiety and its only getting worse.
I can get her into a deep sleep but as soon as I put her into her cot she wakes up and just screams and screams. I mean red face, screaming.
What can I do?? Please help me. Yes it's night 1 but I have 2 other kids who need sleep too.
Help me please.
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26-05-2013 22:45 #1
In desperate need of help
26-05-2013 23:06 #2Senior Member
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can you take the side off the cot and put it against your side of bed?
26-05-2013 23:15 #3
No it's not possible, there's no room.
26-05-2013 23:38 #4
What does she do during the day with her sleeps?
Could you try getting her used to her cot during day sleeps, while the other kids are awake, and then work up to the nights later?
26-05-2013 23:42 #5
She sleeps on me or on the floor during the day. But same thing happens as soon as I put her down she just screams.
My husband can't even hold her for 5 mins while I go pee at night.
26-05-2013 23:59 #6Senior Member
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Oh I really feel for you . I have co slept with all mine until around 14 months of age and I know how awful it can be getting them to adjust. Does she have her own room ? The only way we managed it was to get rid of the cot and put a bed with high sides or a single mattress on the floor of their rooms and a baby gate and sleep in their with them at night until they begin to trust you are there and then they sleep longer and longer until you can escape back to you own bed. We make the room safe so if they do wake they cannot get into trouble. It is hard though , my daughter is still in bed with me and my son wakes many times a night but my 4 year old pretty much sleep through now. We always go into their rooms though as soon as we hear them wake.
hopefully the separation anxiety will be a phase , my eldest had that quite badly around a year and a half. I do feel bad for you though as you must be exhausted but I understand also having you child so distressed means a big heart ache for you and it would be impossible to just put her in a cot for 5 minutes why you have a tiny break.
good luck xx
27-05-2013 00:02 #7
I really feel for you as well. There is nothing worse than seeing them so upset, but sometimes you just need a decent nights sleep too!
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27-05-2013 00:05 #8
She does have her own room.
Only moved my 2.5yr old out of the cot today.
My two eldest were soo easy compared to DD.
I've never co-slept before and I never intended to. It just happened that way so I could get a decent nights sleep.
I've had to give up for tonight as I just can't listen to her scream anymore.
I just don't know what to do
27-05-2013 00:05 #9
I haven't had a decent nights sleep in months.
27-05-2013 00:10 #10Senior Member
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Hugs , I wish there was an easy answer xxx
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