From the day DJ was born he has always been a happy child. Dare I say a perfect baby... He was always smiling, He ate well, he slept well, when he was tired he would drift off in my arms, and I would gaze lovingly at my peacefully sleeping baby and place him in his cot in his own room. Then one day.. my darling boy got clever!!!!!
Firstly He has now discovered his voice, so he shouts at everything. Even when he is trying to talk to you, he shouts. He refuses to even lie in my arms, he wants to be up looking around. Even when he is so tired and the eyes are rolling in the back of his head, he wants to be up, not missing a thing. I have always fed him at bed time in his room, to get. A place I spent months and months on creating the perfect ambiance for him. Soothing music, lavender oil, you name it I've got it. Now as soon as I bring him in to his room he cries. Not whimpers either, full on screaming match. Even when I take him in to change his nappy he gets upset thinking I am going to put him to sleep. I've read countless books on routine and trying to get your baby used to falling asleep on his own. It seems the day I decided he should fall asleep in his cot was the day he decided he was having none of this sleep milarky!
I think he could be teething, so I have been using a homeopathic remedy called Teetha, which seems to help his gums, but this child needs a few shots of whiskey to get him to sleep!( I joke I joke)
I have spent the past few nights and days sitting by his bed as he screams and screams. I try to soothe him. and I never leave him. I sing to him and I read to him. As soon as I pick him up he stops crying, so there is nothing wrong with him.
I wish I could tell you I have found the trick on getting him to sleep but I'm stuck.. If anyone has any ideas please leave a comment below with some advice for us mummies who are suffering with a difficult baby who will not go to sleep.
I have given in after 4 hours and he is now in the bed with me, snoring softly as I type. He is totally exhausted!
Till next time....