I have a two year old who will not sleep through the night. She wakes every night usually around 11pm and is then awake until 2-3am. She is not hungry or thirsty she is tired and if you pick her up she nods off in your arms, but then as soon as you put her down she wakes again.
We have tried controlled crying it doesnt work she just screams and screams and screams all night. I dont want to drug her to make her sleep but I feel like I am losing my sanity.
We just sent her for a few days with my parents in the hope a break in the cycle might help, last night i was with her for 3 hours, she wont have my husband cuddle or lie in bed with her, I have to be the one. I get into her bed she settles a bit but tossess and turns, when I get up to leave a few hours later she is still awake and screams all over again. But during the day she is a real Daddy's girl so I dont know why she wont let her dad comfort her at night.
We have a 4 year old who just started school and so when she screams she wakes him up and then he is tired and cant cope with school.
Any and all suggestions welcome as I feel I am going insane. I have to work and I just wiped out.