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why wont he just fucking sleep

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copingvquietly Tue 08-Jul-08 00:30:50

im seriously going to lose it

StarlightMcKenzie Tue 08-Jul-08 00:31:53

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avenanap Tue 08-Jul-08 00:32:20

It'll be ok. Leave him upstairs for a few minutes, go and sit downstairs, hold your breath and count to ten.

colditz Tue 08-Jul-08 00:33:56

cry-sis

colditz Tue 08-Jul-08 00:34:34

Shite they're not open, how very unhelpful of me.

colditz Tue 08-Jul-08 00:36:12

Can you pretend to yourself it's not nighttime, get him up and get some toys out?

It won't help him sleep, but if he's not sleeping anyway you might as well not feel so bad.

madamez Tue 08-Jul-08 00:36:54

Go and make yourself a cup of tea. he will be fine and you need a few minutes break.

colditz Tue 08-Jul-08 00:38:13

Where are you in the country cvq?

copingvquietly Tue 08-Jul-08 00:38:59

im on my knees.im exhausted.he is not a good sleeper.ive fed him hes dry warm had calpol and nurafen.so i dont know what else i can do now.hes been in a foul mood all day.i dont need this tonight aswellsad

avenanap Tue 08-Jul-08 00:40:23

Is he awake and screaming or just awake?

Ready4anotherCoffee Tue 08-Jul-08 00:41:25

put the kettle on. turn lights low. put on mellow cd. dance with him.

Where are you, are any of us able to help?

1dilemma Tue 08-Jul-08 00:42:23

sad
How many hours has he slept during the day?
Are you in one room? (ie in with him moving around side light on etc?)
would you like to try my NCT sleep book?
Agree with others you could try toys out play and cup of tea mine have all noded off within around an hour when we do that

tea for you not him wink

colditz Tue 08-Jul-08 00:42:53

If he's just awake, p[lonk him in the pushchair/pram and get your head down on the sofa. You don't have to be awake just because he is.

If he is screaming, how about a walk in the fresh air for a few minutes?

copingvquietly Tue 08-Jul-08 00:43:17

awake and crying alot.me too

1dilemma Tue 08-Jul-08 00:43:28

obv you're in room with him now I ment do you only have one room to live in

avenanap Tue 08-Jul-08 00:44:13

Is he sick?

colditz Tue 08-Jul-08 00:45:23

Walk in the fresh air, I think. Don't over dress him for it, let him get quite cool. If it doesn't work I am sorry but it has worked for me before.

Do you have anyone you can ring?

copingvquietly Tue 08-Jul-08 00:46:12

hes only had an hours sleep this afternoon.so i know he is tired.he fell asleep for a while and now hes up again and were back where we were earlier.i ended up shouting at him earliersad

colditz Tue 08-Jul-08 00:47:11

he won't remember you shouting. I said some horrible things to ds2 when he was tiny.

copingvquietly Tue 08-Jul-08 00:48:02

no were in a house.
i cant go out with him in the dark.ill panic.
i need to get out of here
im going to smoke

1dilemma Tue 08-Jul-08 00:48:37

OK one hour is good grin
could you try to play for a bit then do your whole bedtime routine what ever it is bath cuddle story bottle whatever see if he picks up on cues?

does he just want you to lie down with him?

Ready4anotherCoffee Tue 08-Jul-08 00:48:56

he is prob over tired. Agree with colditz, try a walk. if you are not happy leaving the house try a sling or tucking him into the pushchair and rocking him

avenanap Tue 08-Jul-08 00:48:58

Don't worry. We've all been there. Have you tried lying him on the bed, you lying next to him, humm the theme tune to neighbours or something and stroke his face? If this doesn' work pop him in his pram and take him for a walk. If he falls asleep leave him in the pram.

thumbwitch Tue 08-Jul-08 00:49:54

oh dear, you poor thing. Have you no one you can phone for any help? Obviously not your family, but a friend?
I wish I could offer you some useful help but it's already been said - hope you get some respite soon
(((hugs)))

1dilemma Tue 08-Jul-08 00:51:02

if you like the going out idea you could try pushing him along hall and back again, only trouble is if he falls asleep you've got to lift him back into cot

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