Ds2 who has just turned 3 for the past week, has been waking up almost hourly for no apparent reason.
He wakes, then just lies in his bed crying, sometimes loudly, sometimes quietly but for ages so we can't even ignore it.
He is not ill, not in pain - so he says - is not too hot/cold, is comfy....
I am newly preg and this is really doing me in - he wakes the other 2 aswell.
Any suggestions please? I know other people have years of problems and mine has only been a week, but it seems much longer. I have never really had such probs before - only with DS1 but they cleared up by 12 months.
They went to bed at 7 and he has woken twice in the last 20 mins crying which has woken DS3 up who is now crying.
DH got up 4 times to him last night and I got up 6 times. I wake up feeling hung over, I fall asleep in the afternoon and as a result was late to pick kids up from school which resulted in DS1 crying thinking I had forgotten him.
Will try that one tomorrow Otter, or possibly later on - he is in my bed now.
As I began to lift him he jumped to his feet and gave me a big kiss....
Think he might be being slightly cheeky with it. I don't think the whole thing is him playing up, but maybe he is playing up a little?
He settled straight down in my bed.
If he now stays asleep till I go up, could it be a comfort/security thing? He didn't ask to go in there - I told he was going in there. (I don't want him to wake the others again) When I go up, I will put him back in his own bed - this method has worked with DS1 in the past - once put back in his own bed, i wouldn't hear from him again after a stint in our bed.