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bedtime horror stories please!!

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Flowerface Wed 20-Jan-16 17:29:19

Our bed (and night) times are torture. The 18 month old still nurses to sleep, and all night. Meanwhile, DH sleeps with 3 year old DS who has to rub my bare legs with his feet to get to sleep, and then have someone next to him all night. DD, 6 goes to sleep okay but has a tendency to wake at the crack of dawn. Are we the furthest away from any desirable sleeping arrangement, or can anyone top this? I was coping with it okay, but in the last few days I think I may have cracked... And am also too ashamed to discuss it with anyone IRL smile

LaceyLee Wed 20-Jan-16 19:03:09

I only have one bad sleeper so I don't think I can beat you but my dd is 13 months and never slept through. Has got worse rather than better and last night when I got frustrated and out her back in her cot for a bit she started headbutting the cot and now has a small bruise (even though I obv took her out after seeing that!) Anyway, massive sympathy on your bad sleepers! At least my dd is lovely during the day and I'm sure yours are too

cornishglos Thu 21-Jan-16 23:41:31

My 2-year-old has been a horror at bedtime for a week now. I don't know if it's because he turned 2 and is testing the boundaries, is genuinely distressed, or is unsettled with a new(ish) sister.

He screams, cries and shouts as soon as we try to turn the light off. Nothing is right. We must stay with him/ must leave him alone, must read a stroy/ stop talking, fetch milk/ take it away etc...

I've started saying I'll stay if he stops crying, which stops him crying, but means I'm there for up to 2 hours. So hard with a hungry baby waiting downstairs.

I feel like I'm rubbish at this. I hate seeing him so upset. He says things like 'I can't sleep in there' and 'I don't like night-time'.

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