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16-month-old co-sleeper separation anxiety and frequent waking in the evening

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Fazerina Mon 24-Sep-12 09:44:52

Just wanted to know if anyone else is experiencing this and hopefully some reassurance that it will pass soon..

DS has been a co-sleeper since he was 3 months. When he was really small he started his night in his cot and I only brought him in with me around 5am when DH woke up for work. Then we decided to turn to sleep "width-wise" on our bed (it's an Ikea double so rather big) and we folded up towels over the full length of the gap between the bed and the wall to create more space so DS started to sleep between me and the headboard the whole night. In the evening, I would initially bf DS to sleep in the big bed at around 7.30 to 8, but when he learned to roll and crawl we put a mattress on the floor in his own room where I bf him to sleep.

Until a few weeks ago, he woke up maybe 2-3 times before around 10.30 when we all go to bed, but now it has got even worse than this. Last night he came to the living room 10 minutes after falling asleep, I took him back and had to bf him to sleep and again after 10 minutes he was up and in the livingroom. This then went on until 11pm. And this is the typical scenariosad.. I've never really had much of an evening since he was born so I'm getting used to it, but surely this is just excessive?! At the moment he spends most of the evenings running away from DH and after me due to separation anxiety so there is simply no way DH could help to settle him. We tried a few times and DS just became hysterical..

Any other co-sleepers out there, who've gone through similar or is it just us hmm..

Fazerina Mon 24-Sep-12 13:37:11


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