Hello I have a gorgeous 18 month old, my first child. Just before he turned a year old we moved back in with my parents as after the birth of my son I was in and out of hospital due to seizures and my partner works offshore so I couldn't be left alone just incase. Just before he turned one, he had a horrendous cold for about a week, he would sleep fine in his bed before this. Anyway, me being the push over mum, I took him into bed that week with us and I've never been able to get him out since!! He has a great bed time routine, he goes to bed at half 7, with his bottle, falls asleep in the rocking chair with us, and then gets put into his bed. This is great until about half 11, and then the crying starts. He refuses to lie down and go back to sleep, and if you take him out and Rock him back to sleep on the chair, he will sleep straight away, but as soon as you put him back in his bed, he is wide awake!! I've tried putting an old top of mine etc, and he has constant classical music playing as he just won't sleep if there is no back ground noise. I have tried he cry it out method, which I am really not a fan of, as it just makes him hysterical for hours. Have tried just sitting in the room on the chair so he can see me but not interacting, and it's amazing how long he can stay awake for!! My partner and mines intimacy is just not there as we don't get it as he's always in the bed!! We would also like to try another in the next couple of years and really want his sleeping sorted by then!! Any help would be VERY appreciated! I would love my bed back!!
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