Desperate for sleep 20month DD

(3 Posts)
Hanginginthebalance Mon 07-Nov-16 07:36:59

Hi mums and dads,

I am in need desperately!
My 20 month old DD is sleeping awful at the moment. She had started to sleep through but in the past 4 month she is continuously waking up.

I think I've exhausted everything and every method!

She will go down fine 99% of the time but is waking 2-3 times a night. There are occasions when I know by her cry that I can leave her for a minute and she will go back off to sleep but this is not common. She wakes up crying her heart out, stood up in the corner of the cot. We have attempted crying it out but this only makes her more upset to the point she can't catch her breath and sounds as though she may be sick at any minute.

The majority of the time when I go and lay her back down she goes back to sleep until the next waking.
She really does break her heart and is very loud that it makes me jump most times!
I'm just at a loss as to what else I can do. Like most of us I have a very busy life and the broken sleep leaves me running on empty.

Any advice gladly received!

Thank you

FATEdestiny Mon 07-Nov-16 22:27:28

In the night do you just go in, lie her down and immediately leave and she's fine with that? Or is there more to it?

What happens at bedtime?

How is her daytime sleep?

babyglow Sat 12-Nov-16 09:36:19

I have the same issue with my 20 month old. He was sleeping through from about 12 months but is now waking up at night, extremely upset. It's not nightmares, or illness. He wants to be cuddled and held, which is ok for the first occasion but not really after that. We did sleep train him at 10 months and would like to revert to those techniques to try and conquer this but as he is older he just gets more and more upset.

Do you think it's sleep regression? Have you use any improvements?

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