20 month old won't sleep.

(11 Posts)
CatAmongThePigeons Sat 12-Oct-13 10:02:48

DS2 is 20 months and he's never STTN. His sleep recently has got horrifically bad and now I need to get him to sleep, for our sanity and safety.

Last night as a typical example. Went to bed just before 7, woke up at 11. Cuddle/drink/lay down system but as soon as he's back down he's up and screaming, not upset but tantrumming.

He finally went to sleep at 3. Woke up at 5.

I can't cope with his lack of sleep.

What can be done to help him sleep?

Middlesexmummy Sat 12-Oct-13 11:51:34

Hi there , I'm sorry to hear about that , lack of sleep can be soul destroying . Is he active during the day ?

CatAmongThePigeons Sat 12-Oct-13 17:21:17

Hi, thanks for replying, he is very active, always on the go- especially climbing! He isn't one for being still. smile

CatAmongThePigeons Sat 12-Oct-13 18:54:03

Bumping for any advice...

No advice op, just to say we have a 21mo regularly tantruming at night. Sucks doesn't it?

<repeats mantra this too will pass manically>

Suchanamateur Sun 13-Oct-13 11:59:08

No advice either sorry op. But sympathy - my 20 mo up every night going bananas or just whinging for at least 2 hours. Tried everything. It has better fecking pass soon.

CatAmongThePigeons Sun 13-Oct-13 20:11:34

Thanks for replying! Sucks that we're all in the same position and there's no magic cure.

'They sleep through at 1'... yes HV, of of course they do.

There must be some way to get them to sleep and stay asleep?

I feel awful. DS2 screamed himself to sleep, he just wouldn't settle at all. I feel I've failed him. sad

strawberryswing Mon 14-Oct-13 01:48:44

Im also the same sad 14mo, never slept through, wakes a few hours after sleep up til silly hours in the morning goes back to sleep for a couple of hours then up again!

Im badly struggling to cope, im a zombie and she's so full of energy but I'm on the verge of a breakdown. If you find a solution please swing itbmy way!

CatAmongThePigeons Tue 15-Oct-13 00:23:57

Just to update, I took DS2 to see the doctors and get some advice. He said to do CC/CIO, so Although it goes against what I feel I sshouldbe doing, I have to do something to stop it now. I am so tired. He cried for 40 minutes at bedtime, he's now been up for an hour. I feel as if I am going insane, no matter what I do.

Poor DS1 is in bed with DH as he couldn't sleep. I don't know what else to do.

CatAmongThePigeons Tue 15-Oct-13 00:29:04

DS2 has just quietened down after 1.04 hours of shouting 'mummy' and tears.

I really think I did myself no favours with my AP lifestyle. I never had any of these problems with DS1. sad

Suchanamateur Tue 15-Oct-13 06:52:11

Cat hope you all got some sleep in the end. Whatever decision you make, you are doing for the good of your family. We tried cc with DD but unfortunately it didn't work for us (had done when she was 14 mo or so but not now annoyingly).

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