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peaceloveandbiscuits Sat 08-Oct-16 19:43:24

I can't find my thread from a couple of weeks ago, but need some support tonight. You were all amazing before.

We went on holiday last week and I napped as much as possible so I'd be up for sleep training in earnest when we got back. Well tonight is the night. He had milk in a bottle downstairs before his bath, which I'll be phasing out after a week in favour of a bit of milk in a cup, or none at all. He's been screaming like a banshee for an hour now and has been sick twice. I was timing him and going in to resettle at intervals of 3 minutes, 5, 8, then going back to the beginning, but after the second vom bomb I'm sitting in his room while he screeches at me.

I will not give in. He will not have milk. He will sleep.

dancemom Sat 08-Oct-16 19:45:06

Good luck!

peaceloveandbiscuits Sat 08-Oct-16 19:51:04

Thank you!

Feeling much less suicidal now than I was, but we'll see how I feel after a whole night of this.

I'm starving angry

peaceloveandbiscuits Sat 08-Oct-16 20:01:21

He's asleep for now! I have left the room.

peaceloveandbiscuits Sat 08-Oct-16 22:24:30

He woke up so I resettled him quietly and sat in the chair in his room for a few minutes until he went back to sleep. Can't help but feel I'm setting myself up for further disaster by staying in the room, but I'll deal with that once the need for milk is abolished.

peaceloveandbiscuits Sun 09-Oct-16 02:50:27

He has been screaming for an hour with DH sat in his room and banging his head on the cot. Not sure if I should just carry on or give in now confused

VioletBam Sun 09-Oct-16 02:58:12

Can you remind your DS 2 now?

peaceloveandbiscuits Sun 09-Oct-16 03:02:30

He's 22 months.

peaceloveandbiscuits Sun 09-Oct-16 03:03:21

I have stuck a board book in his cot with him. No milk. No milk. No milk.

hippoinamudhole Sun 09-Oct-16 03:39:35

Good luck,

peaceloveandbiscuits Sun 09-Oct-16 03:46:09

Two hours now. He is desperately tired (as am I) but just resisting as hard as he can. He's currently sitting quietly in his cot with a book. DH should be taking over for the next hour now but I don't want to rock the boat and get DS worked up again thinking Daddy will do as he asks (he won't).

Thanks for the good luck. Excuse my ramblings to myself, it's keeping me sane, and awake.

hippoinamudhole Sun 09-Oct-16 04:12:00

Bless him. It won't take long for him to realise he won't be getting milk, just a night or two. I would try to keep him awake as much as possible tomorrow (today?) So he is definitely tired tomorrow night

peaceloveandbiscuits Sun 09-Oct-16 04:14:06

Yes to keeping him up tomorrow. He shan't be getting milk to nap, so that shouldn't be too tricky.

peaceloveandbiscuits Sun 09-Oct-16 04:14:30

He fell into a light sleep, but woke when I tried to cover him up angry

Bloodybridget Sun 09-Oct-16 04:18:01

Oh god, you poor thing! I have zero experience of sleep training but everything I've read says it works within three or four nights. Good luck and I hope your day tomorrow isn't too demanding!

peaceloveandbiscuits Sun 09-Oct-16 04:18:48

I'm sitting on the noisiest chair on the squeakiest floorboards and he turns over and stares at me whenever I try to get up.

peaceloveandbiscuits Sun 09-Oct-16 04:20:23

I've come round to the idea of the pregnancy and if anything, it's made me more determined to sort DS out, because I'm so fucking tired.

Alexthekid Sun 09-Oct-16 04:26:23

Bless you. Sleep training was the hardest thing I ever did and I didn't have things half as bad as it sounds for you.
Good luck, just sending you a bit of late night solidarity!
Stick with it, it'll be worth it in the end flowers

peaceloveandbiscuits Sun 09-Oct-16 04:32:02

I have escaped to my bed, but he is whinging for mummy. I ain't moving.

Bee14 Sun 09-Oct-16 04:33:08

Good luck ! It will get better ! Currently up feeding ds1 and sleep trained dd1 still asleep !

SocksRock Sun 09-Oct-16 05:58:36

Good luck - I had to make my youngest go cold turkey on her 4-5 night feeds (aged 14 months) when I fell asleep driving to work. Luckily nothing happened but we went cold turkey that night. We had 3 hellish nights, and she's slept through almost every night since except if she's not well.

peaceloveandbiscuits Sun 09-Oct-16 18:19:43

Here we go, night two of no milk and staying in the cot all night.

He didn't nap today (just ten minutes in the car at lunch time) so he is shattered and has eaten really well all day, so I'm hoping for good things. He had his bottle downstairs before his bath, just like last night.

Fingers crossed.

peaceloveandbiscuits Sun 09-Oct-16 18:20:09

Jesus socksrock that sounds terrifying!

Diddlydokey Sun 09-Oct-16 18:24:22

Best of luck Op. You did amazingly well to stick to your guns last night. Keep going.

peaceloveandbiscuits Sun 09-Oct-16 18:31:14

Thank you! I am actually very proud of myself for not giving in last night.

I've been sat in his bedroom for, what, ten minutes? He threw all his toys out of the cot and then laid down and went to sleep.

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