Dad here, please help! 18 month old suddenly not sleeping
Hi there, a dad here (not sure how common this is).
I'm after some help for me and my partner.
We have an 18 month old son and his sleeping behaviour is killing us.
He will go to be about 7:30/8 and fall straight asleep. No problems at all. But about 2/3 weeks ago he has started waking pretty much every single hour of the night.
There is no build up crying, no moaning just straight to hysterics!
He will instantly scream, sit up and then bang his head on his cot. We try to leave him but he just doesn't stop and it gets to the point where it sounds like we are hurting him.
When we go in he'll instantly stop and close his eyes but then every two minutes he'll open his eyes to check we are still there. When he's finally asleep after sometimes an hour we'll sneak out and guaranteed he'll scream again within 30/60 minutes.
This is killing us, We are struggling throughout the day.
His midday naps have even dropped from 2 hours to about 30/45 minutes.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, struggling dad.