Just wondered what peoples experience of their LO's sleeping patterns where early.in placement. Our 18 month DD has been with us only a very short time (6 weeks). She is doing wonderfully, really happy settled and we are all building good bonds with her.
The nights however are horrid. She goes to bed beautifully in her cot, I stay with her till she is just drifting off and then say goodnight and go. Overnight she must "wake up" 7-8 times, she is not fully awake but Cry's and sobs in her sleep, fights and tosses and turns. We are all exhausted including LO. She naps in the day, just once, 1hr ish and sleeps soundly in her cot!
My take on this is that the night is when the processing of what has happened to her occurs (loss of BM, disrupted adoption, loss of very dear FC). Obviously it is such early days but I wondered if any of you straight talking and experienced adopters could guide us with anything we can do to help or is it just time and building our bond?
Mrscollydog · 06/04/2016 21:25
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