Last night was awful, DS (2y6m) woke up about 2 - just as I'd got DD to sleep - and refused to go back to bed. Tantrums, screams, "I want mummy/daddy". We just kept putting him back & telling him to stay there. Does anyone have any idea of what's going on & what we could do differently? Also, last Saturday was the same - how?? Make an effort to wear him out in fresh air, played lots, ate lots, i don't get it!!
Yes, she's 4 weeks old. She woke him up the night before last so last night I changed her nappy on our bed and just replaced it - she didn't make a peep Even so, he wakes every night, but most nights can be comforted and then told to go to sleep - tends to be Saturday nights when he tantrums and is a nightmare. If we stay with him he wakes the minute we leave the room no matter how long we leave it - whereas like I said normally I can say "I'm going to change the baby's nappy now, go to sleep" and he's fine. DH started off (when DD was newborn) letting DS come in with him, but we want to stop that - maybe we'll have to start again, you're right. Meant to say, don't think it's a nightmare or whatever, he's had a few of those, one at midnight last night, can tell he's really upset and shaking, but will be comforted and go back to sleep! Hope your nights get better belgo - I don't think mine was quite that bad! gya, does the books thing work? When DS is like this it's like he's obsessed with coming into our bed, refuses to be distracted or reasoned with!
He does go to nursery Thursday and Friday and you're right that that must be the difference - and then by Sunday night he's accustomed to it. DH shouldn't be working next weekend so we'll make a huge effort to tire him out on the Saturday. belgo, you're right that this is DD related - for about a month or 6 weeks before she was born he was sleepng through for the first time ever (those were the days ) possibly apart from a night or two each week (Saturdays??) and they were never too bad. I can understand he'll be unsettled, but just want the tantrums to stop!
well in a break with routine he did it again last night not quite as bad, and in a way i feel better as we now have something to work through. Just thought - dd quite often ends up in my bed (starts in basket) I bet that's confusing him too
yeah still didn't sleep as have now got kidney infection. grr best laid plans.. Glad your night was better. Last night I had a hysterical wake up around 1030 from dd1- think because I switched the light off in her room when she fell asleep.
Then about 40 mins with dd2 at about 3 am.
Then both woke at 7 ish.
At least dd2 gave DH a bad night when I was away. [evil wife emotcion]
hope you're better soon Well last night was a bit of a regression Although he did wait until 4 to scream and it was nowhere near as bad as saturday. Then an hour and a half later when it was getting up time he happily announced he'd slept all night