Bellison - posted on 07/26/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )
Know I'm not the only one but have just done another 2 hour session in the middle of the night. She drifts off to sleep if I sit with her and calm her but she always wakes up again and within 10 minutes of being awake is building towards frustration again and from that space will just not be able to sleep. Everyone tells me that I must be creating this dependency on me for sleep but they have not been here in the early hours and listened to her trying to get to sleep and not being able to. I have tried leaving her. I have tried controlled crying (for weeks) and she just kept crying. I have taken her to a range of health professionals and they can find nothing wrong with her and blame me. She is happy during the day and she now sleeps relatively well in the days but night after night she will wake for two hours (up to 5) and will try to sleep but can't. I don't know what else to do. My plan is to help her see that when she eventually calms and sleeps that it is her that is doing it and not me but I am not sure if I can last as the placebo for as long as it may take with this child. It has been a year. It may go on for 3 or 4 as far as I know....vent over!!