Beverly - posted on 08/17/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
My son will be 1 year on Sept. 8th. For the last couple of months he has been fighting going to sleep and wakes up in the middle of the night. Ever since he was a little baby he wanted to be rocked to sleep. If we just put him in his crib he will just cry. Now when we try to rock him to sleep he fights it. If we put him in his crib without rocking him he screams. When we do finally get him to sleep he keeps waking up in the middle of the night. We try to sooth him and rock him back to sleep. I have even tries to feed him thinking hes hungry or give him tylenol thinking maybe its his teeth. He has been almost impossible to get back to sleep. I lay him in bed and stand next to his crib and he is ok with that but keeps checking to see if i am there. If he sees/hears me leave he starts screaming again. Has anyone else had a similar issue? Could he be going through seperation anxiety? My 3 year old never was a great sleeper. Anyone have any suggestions. I am a stay at home mom but I have left them with sitters so its not like he is not used to me 24/7.