Heidi - posted on 07/11/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
I am really struggling with my son who has just turn one years old. He used to go to sleep just fine and had a really good routine going, but has recently taken to screaming his lungs out when he knows we are going to put him to sleep. He gives us all the normal tired signs and is definitely tired, but is fighting his sleep all the way. I tried doing the controlled crying, but going into the room and passifying him seems to have the opposite effect. His screams become louder and more feverous when I then go to put him down again, so I have now stopped going in to pacify him. I can however not stand to hear him scream himself to sleep as it is distressing for both him and myself. Not only does he struggle to go to sleep now, but he is also waking up screaming in the middle of the night... Why is it happening? Is he scared? I know he is not hungry, thirsty or in need of a change as all of these are catered for before he goes off to bed at 7pm. I want my baby to be happy to go to sleep and to feel comfortable? Any suggestions or questions welcome! PLEASE HELP!