He had done this for two nights in a row now. We go in, try to soothe, give milk, rock, etc. Have tried letting him fret for 10 minutes at a time. It just goes on. He is 18 months and has never done anything like this before. His sleeping was erratic for a long time but it was always just frequent wakings that were very short. He is just getting over a cold but seemed to be really fine as far as breathing went tonight (it is still 3:40 am here, I can't go back to sleep - again!) Any suggestions?
Well, I'm here and functioning Managed to get about 2 hours of sleep from 5:30 to 7:30 to add to the 2 earlier on...
I think I will give him some pain relief at bedtime tonight and see how that works. Does anyone use that numbing gel? He was so easy with the other teeth we didn't really have to do much of anything so I was not really sure if the gel was that effective.
I used the gel, paracetamol and brufen...dd & ds were/are awful when teething and the molars were the worst. I think the gel might just give enough relief to allow them to get off to sleep on some occasions so it must be worth it!! I think ds has his last 4 molars coming through now as he has got the red cheeks, foul nappies and seems restless at night.