Siska - posted on 07/06/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
Hi all mommies.
I am a stay at home mom to 18month old son. We spend most days at home where I try and stimulate him as best as I can in the morning. After lunch he has a 2-3hour nap and then at night he goes to bed between 7-8pm and sleeps through most nights until 8am. I take him out to a children's play place or for a playdate once/twice a week. On those days I make sure not to overstimulate and keep the outings short, approximately 2hrs, shich I was told was appropriate for his age. On those days we return home, have lunch and then he does not want to have his usual afternoon nap. I have tried everything, he will just stand in his cot and talk or cry for up to 2hours before I eventually give up on the nap. I then put him to bed his usual time or slightly earlier, depending on how tired he is. He then wakes anything from every 30mins to 2hours throughout the night. He wakes up crying. When I leave him he cries for a while and then goes back to sleep until the next time he wakes. If I go to him he lies there crying, half asleep and calms down once I pat him. This goes on for the entire night and needless to say I am a zombie by the morning.
After his 2nd birthday I want to send him to half day playschool, but fear we will never sleep again. What am I missing? Anyone else have the same problem?