Janine - posted on 06/14/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
Has anyone got experience of a 14mo who was previously a very happy contented baby and now has become a little monster?
For the past 6 weeks his sleep has deteriorated and so has his mood. He used to wake briefly at night to nurse but went straight back to sleep, now he can take over an hour to get back to sleep (either by himself or with me cuddling him). He is reluctant to take naps, even when tired and will either take ages to go to sleep or drop off straight away out of sheer exhaustion.
I suspect it's his disrupted sleep that is making him a very demanding boy at the moment but his mood is wearing me down. The constant pointing at what he wants and whining is one thing, but whining without me knowing what he wants is difficult for me to remedy.
Is this just one of the many phases of infancy?
Could he be frustrated because he knows what he wants but cannot communicate it to me?
What about the disrupted sleep?
Thanks from a worn out Mummy