Danielle - posted on 11/29/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
my son started to be left on his own to go asleep when he was just over 1 years old. he has his milk in his cot at 7pm he then calls me and i read him a story. once story is finished he lays down and we both say love you and good-night to each other. light is dimmed also. this is my routine every night. now he might just go off to sleep on own depending if his really tired and hasnt had a nap,if he doesnt he cries alittle before i go in there lay him down and tell him to go asleep. every night he is asleep by 8pm latest. he will wake up about 4 times a night crying standing up holding onto sidebar of cot, sometimes he even still has his eyes shut. i have to go in each time and either lay him down or even say lay back down and he does. im in a flat so walls are quite thin so i dont really let him scream it out as its early in the morning. when he doesnt lay back down when i ask i only have to put my arms around him and his body just flops and falls down. its like his taught himself to do it each night. i dont really know what i can do to help him. he still has a nap about 11ish till 12:30 and sometimes so do i because i get so tired where im never getting a full nights sleep. his been like this for ages. his quite small for his age thats why his still in a cot as only ever tried to climb out once. i do want to put him in bed but im worried that he will stand up in the night go to grab bar and its not there he will just fall out of bed.
once in a blue moon he will sleep right through till 6 am when he gets up
any ideas would be great