Joanne - posted on 04/06/2010 ( 21 moms have responded )
my son is just over 16 months old and can not settle himself and needs a cuddle to sleep (my own fault i will admit). my partner works away a lot and i used to just end up putting him in our bed in order to get some sleep myself.
we have recently started a new routine of dinner, bath, bed and strictly no getting into mummy's bed but i am having some difficulty, my partner is away and last night i had to get up to my son 6 times with the longest occassion being 1.5 hours, with my partner away for at least 2 weeks and no relatives close by to call upon i cannot see myself lasting long.
we have previously tried controlled crying but unfortunately instead of 'getting over it' he just gets hysterical.
all suggestions would be appreciated.