Any ideas how to get my good sleeper back?
Since my little girl (nearly 9 months) started crawling she has stopped sleeping. Yesterday she had 40 min nap in her cot in the morning and a 2 hour snooze in the afternoon in her buggy which was treally good, but she went to bed at 8 as she was dropping and then woke every half an hour till 11. She woke once in the middkle of the night and then got up at 6. Today she has had a hour this morning, only 10 mins this afternoon both in her cot and has just gone to bed. We worked really hard to teach her to settle herself and always put her to bed awake, but now she is just crawling round the cot, pulling herself up and shouting. I leave her crying and it all goes quiet so I peep in and she uis sat up in the cot sucking her thumb and then starts shouting or crying if she see's me. She even climbed out of the cot one night last week - we just heard a big bang and screaming and she was on the bedroom floor! I just dont know how to get her back to being a good sleeper, apart from sticking her to her cot with velcro. Im now rocking her till her eyes start closing and putting her in the cot half asleep and hoping for the best, but she is a big girl and its killing my back. Its driving me mad, I go back to work soon and I have a nearly 3 year old as well who is and always has been a bad sleeper. Has anyone got any advice? Thanks Jo xx