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Hi ladies, having been here in a while but I am desperate to hear your opinions, suggestions or feedback on what has been going on with my toddler.
We co slept with our toddler until about 3 weeks ago, the transition initially was not very hard, he has been doing really good and even sleeping through the night. This past week he has been sick with a cold, I finally took him to the doctor yesterday, no ear infection just a "bug". However the last 3 days have been miserable for us and him. He is waking up at all hours of the night and refusing to go back to sleep, screaming off the tops of his lungs, kicking, crying and I am not sure what to do. It's like a new kid, we ask him to lay down he screams "no" takes his blanket off, throws things.
We thought at first we could just let him cry, well that has gotten us no where, he will cry for 1-2 hours, we try to console him by being next to him until he falls to sleep only to have him wake up 30-40 minutes later throwing the same tantrums. I have tried to research this and the only thing I've seen is in reference to night terrors but is that commom everyday and is it commom for the child to have such a high sleep disturbance? I just don't know what to do anymore or how to help him, the poor kid is tired, not eating well and extremely needy. Over the counter meds aren't helping. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
Answer by Mrs_Harsh at 12:59 PM on May. 30, 2012
Answer by missanc at 1:01 PM on May. 30, 2012
Answer by missanc at 1:47 PM on May. 30, 2012
Answer by BrawnwynII at 2:24 PM on May. 30, 2012
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