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Help - Sleep deprived parents!!

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kellyhall81 Wed 06-Apr-16 12:35:09

This is my first thread on here.
Looking for some advice/suggestions/help on non sleeping toddler.
We have a 19 month old boy. He has had a good bedtime routine and sleep pattern since he was 3 months old. We start the routine at 6 where he has a bath (every other night) and then a drink of milk and then down to sleep for the night. Until recently he always fell straight to sleep and slept through until 6am the next morning.
The last few weeks he has not been going down to sleep and we have had to stay in his room with him until he falls asleep (sometimes he's still not asleep at half 7). He is then also waking a few times in the night and then is awake from half 4/5-ish and refuses to go back to sleep he just screams uncontrollably (our poor neighbours!) and the only way to stop him is pick him up and put him in our bed. We also have a 3 year old daughter who gets woken by the screaming so we have to settle her back to sleep! Me and my hubby both work and going to work after having hardly any sleep is taking it's toll. We're hoping it could just be a phase, he's not walking yet so maybe he's not tired at night?
Just don't know what to do????
Any tips would be great???

tellmemore1982 Wed 06-Apr-16 12:38:01

Following, my DD wakes every morning at 4.30. Doesn't scream, just lies in bed wailing.

Does he eat well throughout the day, is he getting enough total food intake to see him through the night?

PotteringAlong Wed 06-Apr-16 12:39:50

Just put him in your bed! He's settled, you're settled. The phase will pass.

kellyhall81 Wed 06-Apr-16 15:45:22

He's a good eater - he always has 3 meals a day and 2 snacks and very rarely leaves food, could be a growth spurt I suppose and may need to increase his portion sizes smile

kellyhall81 Wed 06-Apr-16 15:48:35

Would keep him in our bed only problem is he doesn't go back to sleep he just shuffles around the bed and has come close to falling off a couple of times confused Fingers crossed this will pass soon smile

Alwaysanxiety Wed 06-Apr-16 15:56:04

Just a thought, but is it a growth spurt? DD gets like this when she has one. No practical advise though. Sorry. brewbrew for you and your DH

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