My LO was sick 2 weeks ago and wanted to be held while sleeping and woke up every time I put him in his bed. Every since then once he is asleep I put him in his bed he sleep until maybe 12 or 1am and nothing makes him happy and he refussed to sleep when in his bed. So I lay him with me and even then he wakes up evey 1 to 2 hours crying. I try to just pat his bottom to put him back to sleep but he won't go to sleep unless I pick him up. Does anyone else have this problem? Other than asking his doctor can you guys give me some advise. I have tried to let him cry it out but he wakes up my other 2 kids.
How old is your son now?
My LO will be 9 months on the 1st. He has been getting better. Only woke up once last night and went right back to sleep. I think things are looking up.
I can only offer support, no advice. I am having the same problem. My girl was sleeping through the night and then stopped a few months ago. I started laying down with her and that seems to be the only way. She co-sleeps with us. She is 8 months old. My theory is that whatever you need to do to get sleep do it. There are a lot of "cry it out" people out there. I don't believe in it, and research has shown that it is detrimental to the psychological development of the child. It interferes with trust and bonding. My sister co-sleep with all 3 of her children for period of time and they all were able to transition back to their beds when the anxiety eased and that period passed. I have heard a lot of stories like that.
With that being said here are some things that help my LO:
Warm pjs, but cool air in the room
warm bath at night
camomilla tablets - they also make other kinds specifically for sleep
Good luck, momma!
My nine month old is doing the same thing! He usually goes right back to sleep without being picked up and it seems to be a discomfort issue - he's scooted up too far and his head is pressed against the side of the crib, he's flipped on his tummy and can't get turned back over, he can't find his binky to get himself back to sleep. I haven't figured out a magic formula to stop him from getting himself in these awkward positions, but a soothing stroke on his cheek or head usually sends him back to dreamland. Good luck!
That is actually one thing my LO will not take is a pacifier. My other 2 kids took pacifiers and I think that helped out a lot. But Maximus just refusses one.
My kids only do this when they have ear infection. I know it every time before I take them to the doctor.
I have been having the same problem with my 11 1/2 month LO I have no clue as of why but he is a breast feed baby and it seems to me like he was just born waking up every 2hrs or less and I dont understand why. I try to feed him his baby cereal through out the day and before bed some days he will eat and some days he wont but that does not help at all. So if anyone has any advice I will take it. He fights his sleep in the day even though I now he is so passed his bed time so who nows whats happening with him.