Here is the gist of what has been happening....
I honestly have lost track how many weeks I have been having this issue. Everyone keeps telling me that I need to let my daughter cry herself to sleep or nothing will change. So, I have tried on countless occassions to take my friends' advice, to no avail. This little girl has a set up pipes on her, and she can scream for a very long time. The longest I think I have allowed her tantrum to go on is approximately two hours straight.
The thing about this is that she was sleeping in her bed without a problem. I do not know what happened that made it where now she refuses to.
I have gotten used to the fact that she tends to fall asleep when she is drinking her bottle. Usually, after I make sure she is fulling asleep I can transfer her to her bed with ease. She then would sleep for a couple of hours during the day. I had her on a nice little schedule that worked for the whole family. She would take a morning nap, an afternoon nap, an evening nap, and then at bedtime she would sleep the whole night. A while ago that all changed. I just wish I knew what was wrong.
Why everytime when she starts to fall asleep from screaming and crying does she turn around and start screaming louder to wake herself up everytime? I hear her finally giving in to sleep and think the battle is over and then she turns around and does that. Yes, I will admit that my nerves are a bit shot when it comes to having to deal with this endless tirade before she goes to sleep in my arms. Even in my arms it takes her a while to settle down and go to sleep.
I know that she is teething and I have been giving her lots of things to help ease her pain. No orajel, cold pedialyte pops which she loves, I sometimes freeze or run her toys under warm water for her. She refuses to take a paci and has done so since I brought her home from the hospital. She has never taken one for me. Does not bother me, cept when she is teething and she will not use her paci to teethe on like her brother did.
The only conclusion I can come to is that she just had her six month shots and that included her first flu shot. She has never been this clingy after her shots, but, this go around she has. That is the only possible cause to her change in sleep pattern so abruptly that I can see.
Am I missing something? What can I do to help her sleep in her bed again? I am soo at a loss. What could be wrong?
on Mar. 2, 2013 at 4:36 AM