Meghyn - posted on 04/24/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
My husband and I have been separated for a year and my son just turned 2 last month. At the beginning of the separation he was fine. Napping and sleeping in his own bed like a champ as he'd done since he was 6 months old. 5-6 Months ago is when the bed time separation anxiety started. He'd originally been with me all the time when his dad and I first split then about a month or two before the bed time issue started he began spending two weeks with his dad and two weeks with me. Now any time I leave him alone in his bedroom he gets hysterical and lays at the door and kicks it until I go in there. I'd just ignore the behavior if I didn't live in an apartment and his room didn't share a wall with the neighbor and I don't want noise complaints. Any suggestions on how to beat the separation anxiety and get my son sleeping in his own bed? I think i got more sleep when he was a newborn then I have the past few months... Oh and I might add that his dad has basically disappeared in the past 2 months and hes not seen him in 6 weeks.