controlled crying

(25 Posts)
thebody Thu 17-Oct-13 14:15:14

that was an absolute breeze with my children. worked like a miracle but now I just can't, simply can't implement controlled miaoing!!!

my little cat just wants to play all night.

I have tried keeping her awake all day and cutting down her naps!!

switched her food from Asda's cheap tiger tins to posh pouches but she still jumps on my face at night, bloody miaowing until I feed her and put her out, then she climbes into the roof and miaows at the window.

she is so PFK... any ideas?

IfYouLoveSomebodyLetThemSleep Thu 17-Oct-13 14:20:05

Put her on the naughty step! grin

ifyourehoppyandyouknowit Thu 17-Oct-13 14:21:30

Get a cat flap?

thebody Thu 17-Oct-13 14:26:03

she won't stay on the naughty step!! she's a madam!! and the last time we had a cat flap it got kicked in and we were burgled.

dh just sleeps through it all the bastard.

star chart??

sparkle101 Thu 17-Oct-13 14:35:23

Can you try a decent dry food? That can stay out all night, but make sure you get one with no derivatives, colours, artificial flavours which will send her loopy (and check your current food).

Or send her to live with me. Will have to kick dh as he is allergic but that's fine.

Mynameismina Thu 17-Oct-13 14:40:00

Sounds like attention seeking to me. Stop her pocket money and ban screen time for a month.

IfYouLoveSomebodyLetThemSleep Thu 17-Oct-13 14:41:01

Seriously though, you're buggered. My cat is 12 and every night he comes padding in my room, miaowing to be fed. 12 whole years of it!

IfYouLoveSomebodyLetThemSleep Thu 17-Oct-13 14:41:16

Oops meant to say at 5am.

thebody Thu 17-Oct-13 14:42:17

ha ha good idea will try the dried food.

trouble is she's turned me into a mad cat woman slave. she has me wrapped around her paws.

thing is how did I find it quite easy really to cc my children but can't bear her miaows!! grin

thebody Thu 17-Oct-13 14:43:05

12 sodding years!!!!!!!!!!!

hiddenhome Thu 17-Oct-13 16:19:07

Cats tend to be active at night. Try to get her some toys and balls to play with and shut her out of the bedroom if necessary.

thebody Thu 17-Oct-13 16:26:29

she has a sodding toy mouse with a bell. she paw balls ( foot ball) down the stairs at night so very noisy.

she cries outside the door and pats it with her paw if I shut her out. she is mewing 'mummy I need you'

I give in I am spoiling her.

hiddenhome Thu 17-Oct-13 16:42:49

You're enjoying it really aren't you? grin

thebody Thu 17-Oct-13 16:45:25

you know what I actually am. grin I might buy a sling for her and do attached kittening!

the kids think I am mad anyway so may as well go for it.

hiddenhome Thu 17-Oct-13 16:56:48

I like nothing better than giving my kitten a cuddle and smelling her fur smile she sleeps on top of dh all night and he can't turn over grin

thebody Thu 17-Oct-13 17:02:01

woman after my own heart. caught dd calling her his 'little princess' yesterday.

thebody Thu 17-Oct-13 17:02:39

sorry dh not dd. grin

MiaowTheCat Thu 17-Oct-13 18:57:49

Learn to lie asleep, feet completely covered by the duvet and do not move a toe under any circumstances or you'll have tiny razor sharp teeth trying to catch it. You perfect the knack quickly and then only have to worry about those moments you wake up to the cat sleeping on your head... or wonder how one cat can take up 7/8 of a double bed.

PresidentServalan Thu 17-Oct-13 18:58:02

Love the idea of attachment kittening! Other posters will come on with the 'rod for your own back' comments but I say if you respond to her needs straight away she will grow into a happy, secure cat! grin

PresidentServalan Thu 17-Oct-13 19:00:37

MiaowTheCat Yes, have always wondered how kittens are born with razors for teeth and claws! I can now sleep in a very very small area of the bed (sort of balancing on the edge really!) grin

PresidentServalan Thu 17-Oct-13 19:02:38

MiaowTheCat Yes, have always wondered how kittens are born with razors for teeth and claws! I can now sleep in a very very small area of the bed (sort of balancing on the edge really!) grin

thebody Your DH sounds awesome - nothing cooler than a bloke who loves cats!

Lonecatwithkitten Thu 17-Oct-13 19:10:04

The only, only way to get a decent nights sleep with DK is to let them into your bed. Years and years of experience have lead me to this conclusion.

JesusInTheCabbageVan Thu 17-Oct-13 19:14:09

Have you tried giving her a nice warm bath every night before bed, to get her into a routine? grin

PresidentServalan Thu 17-Oct-13 19:14:44

I definitely recommend co-sleeping - that way you get a nice furry hot water bottle!

CailinDana Thu 17-Oct-13 19:14:46

We got two (brother and sister). They were so busy yaffling the heads of each other that they left us alone. Plus finding them curled up together in the sock drawer was unbelievably gorgeous.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now