My 15 moth old has never really slept through the night his entire life but he has never had an issue falling back to sleep. He'd wake up to eat then go right back down. The past three months he has been waking up at 2 and whining for 3 to 4 hours before going back to sleep. I would give him a bottle hoping that would help but it hasn't so I stopped giving it to him that past few weeks. At first it was just me he was waking up but now my husband and my 8 yr old DS aren't sleeping now either. Now he no longer whines but full on screams. I'd go in his room and pat his back to calm him down but now if I don't pick him up and rock him back to sleep he will throw himself against the side of the crib and bang his head against it. I've tried everything I could think of, bath before bed, giving him dinner just before bed, shorter naps, lately I have been giving him Motrin because he has been teething so I know that's not what is keeping him awake, nothing over stimulating close to bad time. I have no idea what to do or even try anymore and with my husband working 70+ hrs and my ODS being in school they really need their sleep, please help!
no bashing please. I genuinely need help and can't deal with hateful comments right now.