Friday, 31 July 2009
Gina Ford Where are you???
OK I need some help. Sam my nearly one year old has gone from being perfect sleeping baby (sleeping through at 6 weeks) to complete nightmare non sleeping baby. I can no longer smugly smile when friends talk about sleepless nights with screaming babies and its a bit of a shock I can tell you. He goes to sleep ok but now wakes up at about 8.30pm and screams until someone goes in the room when he instantly lies down and closes his eyes again. The minute however you leave the room he gets up and SCREAMS the place down. We then do this for several hours - go in, stop crying, leave room, start screaming. Its so much fun!! He has managed to step his crying up a notch too. If he gets no response he cranks it up until he starts coughing and sounds like he is going to be sick which of course ALWAYS gets a response from us. We usually end up picking him up and rocking him until he falls asleep again. Once he's properly asleep hes usually fine until morning. Thing is I want my evenings back. Its the only time I get to do stuff away from the kids. So what to do?? Am I being a wuss - do I just do controlled crying?? Any suggestions??