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Getting to sleep ruined since illness

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Skang Wed 10-Apr-13 20:04:14

I still feed my nearly 18 month old dd to sleep. She was ill with D&V a couple of weeks ago and since then it's taking up to a flipping hour each night to get her to sleep. Previously it took ten mins and she was showing signs of growing out of it. What can I do? I feel like we've been set back about 6 months.

Skang Wed 10-Apr-13 20:27:20

After an hour she had her eyes shut and I thought she was finally going to sleep. Then she sat up, again. I called DH in to sit with her, I'm really starting to lose patience! She hasn't cried surprisingly, I would have gone back in if she did. I've heard her speak once since and he shhshhed her. Just go to bloody sleep! I

Sleepybunny Wed 10-Apr-13 20:40:23

This might help, cheered me up grin

Maybe not suitable for an 18 month old though

Skang Wed 10-Apr-13 21:02:46

Thanks, I'll have a look!

I stupidly went in thinking she'd probably 'go quietly' when I got back. I was wrong, she started messing about again. DH is back there now singing to her, she's actually wide awake now saying 'again!' after every song sad I wonder what will happen if I just don't go back? It kind of feels like giving in if I do and setting myself up for doing this (taking hours business) every night.

Sorry I'm just thinking aloud really.

Skang Wed 10-Apr-13 21:12:05

After some random yelling of words, not in an upset fashion she has gone quiet. Please be going to sleep, it's been two hours sad

Skang Wed 10-Apr-13 21:26:59

She fell asleep! Thank god for that. I might just send DH in straight away tomorrow.

Sleepybunny Wed 10-Apr-13 22:02:00

wine time

Skang Wed 10-Apr-13 22:11:47

Indeed wine

Skang Thu 11-Apr-13 09:03:22

Does anyone have any suggestions of somewhere I could get advice about this? Is there some kind of helpline?? <clutches at straws>

Sleepybunny Thu 11-Apr-13 20:11:03

Sorry I'm totally useless for advice, but is there a decent health visitor that could point you in the right direction?

Sleepybunny Thu 11-Apr-13 20:13:03

Oh do you watch that bedtime live programme on channel 4? They had some tips, plus a phone number. Maybe check out their website?

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