Amanda - posted on 08/17/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
I am in need of any advice you all can offer. I have a 3yr old and a 20 month old, and here lately the 20 month old with not sleep for anything unless she is being held by either my husband or myself ( and this cannot be done in a bed, must be on the couch, chair, etc.) and then once she does go to sleep she screams unless she is laid down in our bed, on the few nights we got her laid down in her own bed she would scream if she woke up. I'm really at a loss here, I have no clue what to do. She was in a crib and wouldnt sleep there, told us she was scared, so we tried letting her sleep with her big sister, which worked for awhile but not anymore, then we tried transitioning her crib to a toddler bed and that also hasnt worked. She is now doing this at naptime also, I have to lay down with her on the couch, which means I am getting nothing done, my 3 yr old ends up usually watching cartoons for that 2 hrs ( which I hate) and then by the time I can get up I am angry and aggitated because nothing is done. Neither my husband or I has been able to sleep peacefully and I just dont know what to do....this came out of nowhere, she has been an excellent sleeper since birth, throught the night from a month old, and then this started....PLEASE HELP!!!!!!