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HELP!!! Need to break this habit...

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LeoTheLateBloomer Tue 02-Aug-11 07:26:34

DD is 15mo and has been sleeping really well for a while now.

However, she was recently ill and is now completely incapable of settling for a nap or sleeping through. The nap thing I can deal with and just take her for a drive, but she's waking up at about 12/1ish, screaming but with nothing wrong. She has been teething a bit but I've kept her dosed up with calpol.

She just seems wide awake and there's nothing I can do. I've been getting her into bed with me where she's eventually fallen asleep. Last night I tried lying on the floor next to her cot and stroking her. She calmed for a while but then just kept getting frustrated and standing or sitting up. She generally stays awake for at least an hour and a half.

I really want her to stop thinking she can come into my bed every night. It seems like she's waking out of habit. The problem is that if I leave her she just bellows and the only way to stop her is with a dummy (another new habit that I need to break) in my bed.

Any amazing tips that will work straight away?!

TheMitfordsMaid Tue 02-Aug-11 07:35:03

Sorry, no. I'm afraid I've tried everything with my younger son, who is 2.3 years. He has slept through just a handful of times since he was 22 weeks. You get used to it.

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