My son is 2 1/2 and within the time frame of just a few days my indpendent little sleeper has turned a nasty corner and is suddenly needy of us to the point of tears if we dont come. Ever since he was 3 months old he's gone to bed like a champ with very few tweaks to the routine as needed (like no more bedtime bottle and adding in teeth brushing when he got his first) so now it goes like this: playtime with mommy and daddy, brush teeth, fresh diaper, PJs if not already in them, book and bed with music and fan on.
Suddenly we cannot shut his door or he'll scream like he's scared (and our place is small... our living room is near feet for his room) and instead of taking 15-20 min to fall asleep its close to 2 hours now and full of tears and distress.
He's a late talker so h.e can't tell us what's wrong and if we ask him in promts (are you scared? do your ears hurt?) he just repeats the last word we said....
I'm at a loss as what to do here as he's always been a littlr trooper at bedtime and this is so sudden and new. I dont want to encourage this but then I also don't want to ignore this either incase it really does have to do wih him being afraid of something
Nothing's changed.... no new bed, no new routines, no stress....he's just suddenly afraid and unable to go to sleep easily anymore (which also means he wont entertain himself in
the morning anymore upon waking for like 15-20 min)
He still naps 1-2 hours in the afternoon.....and I'm thinking sadly of taking that away hoping it'll help....but how to I get to be able to close the door again?
I'm one confused momma right now..
Answer by balagan_imma at 9:23 AM on Feb. 10, 2011
Answer by Jademom07 at 9:55 PM on Feb. 9, 2011
Answer by bjane01 at 10:00 PM on Feb. 9, 2011
Answer by Aries46845 at 9:17 PM on Feb. 10, 2011