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Toddler won't sleep help! - March 5th 2015, 04:37 AM

By the time my son was 13 months old he would go to sleep in his crib on his own and sleep through the night we were so proud. It didn't last long though He hasn't slept through the night since then. He also won't go to sleep on his own any more. It wasn't too bad he would just wake up once a night around 3 or 4am we would put him in bed with us and he would go back to sleep. But in the last 2 weeks it's been a lot worse. It takes over an hour to get him to fall asleep and if you put him in his crib or he wakes up in his crib he gets really angry and throws a tantrum until we let him in bed with us. Once he's in bed he doesn't go back to sleep like normal he tosses and turns and kicks and tries to get up. We have all been very sleep deprived to the point he's cranky all the time and we are losing our patience! Nothing we do works we just don't know what to do any more. CIO method doesn't work we tried it once for a week straight and every night he would be up for 3 to 4 hours crying the whole time even though we checked in on him every 5 to 10 minutes after 3 to 4 hours we couldn't do it any more I hate to hear him that upset anyways. So does anyone else here know what we are going through? If anyone has any suggestions on how to deal with this and how to break this bad habit that would be good. We have tried every method we have ever heard of and nothing has worked. Please help.
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Re: Toddler won't sleep help! - March 8th 2015, 05:52 AM

Hello! I've had this problem! I started with a schedule n then when I lay him down I would lay down with him.until he goes to sleep when my son will fall asleep I would put ah pillow beside him it work he is one sleeps all night
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Re: Toddler won't sleep help! - March 10th 2015, 01:02 AM

Have you transitioned him into a toddler bed? Lucas wouldn't sleep well when he was in his crib and once we moved him to a "big boy" bed he slept through the night like a champ. We let him pick out his own sheets and pillow and we had him help us put his bed together so he was excited to sleep on it. Sometimes he'll wake up in the middle of the night and it takes him a bit to fall back asleep.. but that's when I'll just lay with him and rub his back until he falls asleep.

Every time your son climbs into bed with you, put him back in his bed. It's going to be exhausting and he's going to scream and cry.. but he needs to learn that he needs to sleep in his bed. You might have to let him cry until he falls asleep. I know that it hurts and that you just want to go cuddle him.. but at some point you need to stop because it's not going to get better from here.

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