As I write this I’m in floods of tears. Tired and worn out. My 14 month old just doesn’t ever want to sleep. And I’m left feeling the consequence of not sleeping. He’s never been a good sleeper but since Christmas it’s been terrible.
I started to sleep train about a month ago. Letting him drink his milk then putting him in his cot saying goodnight and walking away. After a few days the cry turned to a little whine and now he’s asleep within 10/20mins GREAT. But then he wakes anywhere between 11 - 3. And will be up for 3/4 hours. Then up again at 6.30/7 and then whinges throughout the morning because he is tired.
I’ve moved him to one after lunch nap to see if that would help but it hasn’t. He has chamomile tea in his bedtime milk and honey.
He gets lots of exercise and everything else. Health visitor said no problems either.
But there must be something. I’m hardly getting any sleep. I fob my 5 year old off a lot and feel like a terrible parent.
I’ve dreamt about walking out many times. I’m miserable. I have no one who can help or willing to help. I’m even starting to not want to be around him during the day and find little joy in anything to do with him.