We took the side off ds cot last Saturday. The first few nights were fine. Now, all of a sudden, the last 2 nights, he's been refusing to lie down & basically will play games, with his soft toys etc in his room. Nothing we do will help settle him. Last night he was clearly overtired & we resorted to using some antihistamine to get him to calm down & nod off. This is something I really don't want to get into doing although the lady over the road admitted doing it every night for two years & her kids just fine & normal!.
I think some of its a coincidence as very rarely in his cot would he not go straight to sleep.
I know I've been lucky with his desire to go to sleep over the years, but I'm clueless as to how to handle this & what to expect. Is he just enjoying his new found freedom? Is this more likely to happen as he gets older? Should we drop his midday sleep?
Jaffa - no flaming here. DH and I did the same sometimes. We once had to go three nights without any sleep at all and were desperate. We thought DS1 had an allergy and gave him Piriton - he slept, at last, and so did we. Took him to the dr the next day and he said no, no allergy - but give him the Piriton again tonight because you all need the sleep!
Maybe you should just put the cot side back on for the moment?