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BeebiesQueen Fri 25-Jan-13 17:46:17

I've had a thread in chat earlier incase any of this seems familiar to anyone!

dd2 is 12 months in 2 weeks. She cant fall asleep by herself. So I'm having to get tough, and its hard! I've decided after trying diffrent things that cc is the way to go, i'm not after a fight or a debate on teh rights and wrongs, I just need support from anyone who can offer.

So her first nap of the day she cried (its not sad, distressed crying its angry cry iykwim) for 2.5 hours before it was time for her bottle so I got her up, gave her bottle, gave lunch, had a little play then it was time for her afternoon nap. She cried for 2 hours 15 minutes until it was time for her afternoon bottle and if she had fallen asleep at that point she would have missed dinner and not been tired at bed time which would mess up dd1's routine.

now here we are, she was so tired at dinner, I decided to put her to bed at 5.30, getting her ready for bed she kept closing her eyes and trying to fall asleep.

I put her in her cot and here we are again big angry screams and lots of 'urgh, urgh, urgh' (up, up, up) I'm goin gin every 10-15 minutes depending on how much shes shouting. each time I lie her down, she settles, closes her eyes, I walk away and she screams again. (ive tried staying by herside and patting her, it was taking over an hour some nights to get her to sleep, which isnt practical with dd1 (who is only 15 months older) around

That was a long explanation blush if any one around is doing the same tonight or can hold my hand to get through this, please join me.

thankfully dh will be home at 6.30 to take over so I can go out and have a break (in other words go and do the weekly shop!) so I just have to survive another 45 minutes, then however long it takes to settle, but I really do think we are in for the long hall tonight sad

breadandhoney Tue 05-Feb-13 17:22:55

How have the last few days been?

BeebiesQueen Tue 05-Feb-13 19:21:38

We now have 5 minutes of crying and a she sleeps till 4.30ish in her own cot.
She's been teething for the last couple of days and she's even been good during that!
So pleased I did it.

IHeartKingThistle Tue 05-Feb-13 19:57:41

Seriously, you rock.

breadandhoney Wed 06-Feb-13 00:19:35

Yay! Well done you and your dd smile

knottyhair Wed 06-Feb-13 06:16:35

Great news! smile

BeebiesQueen Thu 07-Feb-13 11:06:49

thanks :O
our new routine is walk in to her bedroom, she starts complaining. I lie her down she shakes her head at me and sits up and complains louder. I say its nap time, or night night (depending on the time of day) she complains until I close the door and she lies down and goes to sleep.
To be honest I'm still in slight shock! I cant believe my child who never sleeps now has 2 naps in her cot during the day, goes to bed at a reasonable hour and sleeps in her cot for most of the night. She also sleeps longer in the morning rather than being up at 5 am she sleeps till closer to 7 sometimes even 8!
Shes a happier more independent baby. she will play with her sister or by herself meaning I can get stuff done around the house. for the 1st time in a year I have an empty laundry basket and an empty ironing basket at the same time!!

It may seem like a harsh way of doing things to some, and I guess it is. I've tried controlled crying in the past with her and she never responded well (she just got hysterical) so it really does depend on your baby, but I think dd2 was ready for a change, I think she wanted to be able to sleep just as much as I needed her to sleep. The difference in her is just incredible, she really is a different child

teacher123 Thu 07-Feb-13 11:41:20

Amazing!!! So glad things have improved, sleep makes everyone happier!

breadandhoney Tue 12-Feb-13 18:54:38

I remember that feeling well. Congratulations! Enjoy smile

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