Wanting to sleep with mummy and daddy

(5 Posts)
oligopoly Tue 01-Mar-16 16:17:09

Our 2 year old wakes each night at approx 2pm. He sits/stands and cries, calling mumma or dadda until one of us goes in. As soon as one of us goes in he lies himself down and goes back to sleep as long as we are sat in the chair next to him!

He will then usually wake again and cry at 5-6am and at this point we normally bring him into our bed. He's very restless in our bed, flinging limbs out etc, which means we get an interrupted night's sleep too.

I'm aware that what we're doing is habit-forming and that he's seeking our company but we should try and stop it - it's just difficult to in the early hours and we find ourselves caving in for an easier life.

Just curious if anyone has been through this and has any suggestions on what we could or should be doing. He really was an excellent sleeper in his first year, sleeping most nights 7pm - 7am but the last month or so has regressed.

It's worth me pointing out he doesn't have music or any other cues to try and send him to sleep and we leave the landing light on for him all night.

Muskateersmummy Tue 01-Mar-16 16:19:42

We do this. Our dd is nearly 4, she comes and joins us at some point each night. I know it won't be forever and if what she needs in the middle of the night is reassurance from mummy and daddy, that's what we are happy to give.

It's possibly not the answer you were looking for, but it's what works for us.

Yvemen Tue 01-Mar-16 18:59:52

My 18 month old does the same thing. I'm interested to see what advice anyone has for this

Footle Wed 02-Mar-16 07:22:26

You're on the UK travel board here. Ask for your thread to be moved ?

oligopoly Wed 02-Mar-16 08:34:36

Oh right! Please move!

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