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OUr 18 month old son starting waking up at night again...

It started about a month ago when he was sick and we put him into bed with us now he is not sick and he still wants in bed with us. We also share a room with him because we only live in a one bedroom. We tried crying it out and he just screams his little head off til we come and check on him then he screams when we leave. What can I do besides continuing putting him into bed with us?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:59 PM on Feb. 17, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • ouch. i think sharing one bedroom, although only having one bedroom isn't something you can change (unless you change residence) is going to make it very difficult. do you have a living room? my DH, DD, and i started off in a two room trailer house and around 6 months we moved her crib into the living room (it was spring, so she didn't get cold). that will make it a lot easier for you to sleep when ur toddler is fussing in a separate room. i realize that it may take longer for him to adjust since he is much older than 6 months.
    as painful as it may be for you, crying it out may be the only solution. more than likely the fussing will go on for several nights, but he will learn that it does nothing to his benefit and it will probably tire him out enough that he will eventually fall asleep.
    good luck!

    Answer by chickenhobbit at 12:24 AM on Feb. 18, 2009

  • Make sure you tire him out during the day and that he ate plenty that day. Mine wakes up every now and then (he is 18 months) and we just do not answer him. The first couple of nights he was pissed, but there was nothing wrong with him. After he realized he wasn't going to get our attention he went back to sleep. Now when he does he fusses a min (quietly) and then falls back to sleep.

    Answer by Renee21 at 7:42 AM on Feb. 18, 2009

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