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Here is out night time routine.
Seb goes to bed at 7pm.
sleeps until midnight, wakes up and screams the house down. Me or oh will go in and try to settle him but nothing works, as soon as we leave room he starts crying again.
We take him into our bed. I go to spare room to sleep, and Seb and OH goes to sleep in our bed until 0630:no: :no:
Feels like he is so scared of being in his own cot.
How do we brake this habit:puzzled: :puzzled:
Oh no Kiki, I feel for you.
I really cannot help as Ellis has always been a good sleeper.
I think they only way is probably to persevere with the rapid return, which would take a few nights of screaming.
:hug: to you and your oh.
If he's going to bed at 7pm with no problems he isn't scared of his cot, so don't worry about that.
He's just getting used to having company in the night - TBH I'm a bit worried about slipping down that slope myself.
I think you just have to be strong for a few nights (maybe over the weekend when your DH doesn't have to get up), and just keep settling him and putting him back, as many times as it takes.
Has he always done this or is this a new thing? Not sure if this helps but H pretty much slept though from 12 weeks but after a bout of illness when she was around the 8 months mark once she got better she still woke at a particular time in the night out of habit(10.30/11pm was the witching hour for us!).
I did think that once she got to 8 months she was more able to resist sleep than she was when she was younger.
I'm not recommending any particular thing but with us I tried pick up put down first and that seemed to get her more upset so we reluctantly went down the controlled crying route which was tough but sorted things out reasonably quickly. With H, though, I never got the feeling that she was scared of her room or of being left alone, it was just that she had decided that after three and a half hours sleep she wanted to get up and play or be walked around the room.
Not sure if this helps but hope you get it sorted.
We struggle with day naps in his cot too. If Im in the room he will sleep, but as soon as I leave he will start crying.
What about trying to tackle his day naps first before trying to sort out the night-time? Maybe gradual withdrawal might work for you? I've never done it but I'm sure I've read on here about others using it successfully.
Problem is he is in nursery, but I talked to them today and have asked them to put him in a cot at nap times.
Hopefully this will help.:puzzled: :huh:
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