I need sleep!
My Son is 1 in a wk's time and I can count on two hand's the number of times that he has slept through! I am now pregnant again and I am dreading the new arrival coming if he still isn't sleeping....I wonder if anyone has any hints... I will give you some background info as it's not so straight forward.
He was 7 wks early and has suffered with Acid Reflux pretty much since birth, he is also Cows Milk Protein Intolerant and is being tested for Milk, Soya, Fish and Wheat Allergies. So I never know if the reason that he is waking is due to Tummy Ache!
He goes to bed quite happily between 7.30 - 8pm, no fuss no fighting, just drinks his milk and goes to bed awake (with his dummy). He can wake anything from 9pm to 4/5am and he will scream until I go in and give him his dummy, once he has that he goes back to sleep - no more crying...until the next time which can be 30 mins later or maybe 2-3hrs, again screams until I put in his dummy and he's off!! For example, he woke at least every hour last night from 12am until I gave in at 6am. I don't really want to start putting him into bed with us as I feel this will make things worse when No 2 arrives in Aug. He has slept through before without waking or waking briefly and just talking and then going back to sleep.
I have been advised to try control crying but this doesn't work as when I give him his dummy he's asleep so he doesn't care and he isn't learning anything!!!
PLZ PLZ PLZ, I hope that someone can help, I have 4-6mths to get this resolved and I am willing to try anything.
Very tired mummy!!!