Having Come back from a two week holiday my 13 month a previously fairly ok sleeper Has screamed every time he goes in his cot for day time or bedtime . This has gone on for 10 days resulting in only naps in the car and hour and hour of trying to settle him then n eventually coming in with us sometimes at midnight . I have tried PUPD, gradual retreat and controlled crying eventually I extended controlled crying to 20 minutes and for the past two nights he has fallen asleep . Should be a victory but I feel like it's a battle I didn't want to win. Feel so awful . I can't leave him to cry for 20 minutes every night it's killing me but so is no naps and spending hours every night going and out . Any help much appreciated .. x
I don't see how you can possibly know if gradual withdrawal or PUPD are working (or not) if you did them every day for 10 days. I'd say you would need 2-3 weeks of consistency for them to work. I'd be discounted.
My vote would go for gradual withdrawal. But expect it to take a few weeks. A few days is neither here nor there.