We've had night screaming for the past two nights and I'm expecting tonight will be the same from my dd1. She does not handle long days at daycare well for more than 2 days. I find the screaming is linked to daycare days for me if she doesn't get her full 2-2.5hr nap. Today she slept only 1hr so cue tantrums and bad behaviour.
She is also desperately missing dh but as it's only 1mth into a 7mth deployment we are in for a long haul of night terrors. I find bed sharing calms her down and settles her overnight. About to try putting both my girls into the same bed.
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25-06-2014 17:58 #21
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25-06-2014 18:03 #23
My DS is also bad in daycare days, today was one of them but he flat out refuses to sleep there. I'm struggling to get him to sleep at home on days he is with me too.
He also has them when he is overtired but unfortunately I can't avoid it on days he is there
I can't even bed share, if I did, he would want that every night. I did it ONCE a couple weeks back as he woke round 4:30 crying and sounding like he was scared, so he went to bed with DH and didn't sleep at all. Then the next night we had HUGE tantrums as he refused to sleep in his bed it took me almost 2 hours of arguing and fighting to get him to settle
25-06-2014 18:08 #24
Btw I'm currently using a sticker reward chart for bedtimes. 1 sticker if she goes to bed quietly, 2 for not crying when waking and 5 for sleeping in her bed the whole night. 20 stickers gets her a peppa pig book! It is working albeit slowly.
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25-06-2014 18:17 #25
Thanks I have thought about the bed in his room too, problem is that I have a 4.5 month old baby as well so getting up multiple times a night to feed him too. And I have gone down that road before when he was younger and it caused huge dramas, we ended up at tresillian because he wouldn't fall asleep without me sitting in his room for hours on end, and then when he woke in the middle of the night, I would have to stay there until he fell asleep again. It was a nightmare
25-06-2014 18:27 #26
I hope the sleep expert can help you
25-06-2014 18:35 #27
I hope you find a solution that works for you. For my two bed sharing fixes ALL issues.
25-06-2014 18:40 #28
Just wanted to post to send some hugs.
DS1 also had night terrors from about 8months to 4yrs.
It sounds like a good conversation happening here already-
Perhaps the only thing I can suggest is, if you think it's an attention/habit thing, maybe go in at a time before he usually wakes, wake him up and take him to the toilet or even just go in and sit on his bed and give his hair a stroke. Perhaps rouse him out of the cycle/habit?
Good luck- I can imagine it would be tough with bubby #2 and DH getting cranky.
Good luck x
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25-06-2014 18:46 #29
My 3.5 yr old had been doing a very similar thing lately too! Glad I'm not the only one. It's not every night. He has good and bad nights. But my DH gets very angry with him too so I've had to go and sort it out a number of times and give loads of cuddles.
Sometimes he seems asleep, others he seems wide awake and upset because of a dream or something. He'll make demands too, or shout things that make no sense in the situation, very upset. We're also trying not to bring him into bed as he'll expect it everytime. So DH will lay in his bed with him until he's asleep then leave.
No advice really, as I don't know what to do either! I'm just thinking it's a phase that will end soon and try to do one to one time with him each day during baby's morning nap in case something is bothering him.
25-06-2014 19:06 #30
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