Lianne - posted on 03/03/2010 ( 160 moms have responded )
hi, im 23 years old i have a daughter whos 23months old, i am a single mum and her dad has nothing to do with her at all, me and my daughter live in our own flat,
here is my problem- ever since i gave birth to her ( emergancy c-section) she has been a nightmare at sleeping, she would just scream and scream nothing would stop her, even the hospital didnt know what to do with her!! she was just awfull, she would fall asleep on the bottle then i'd put her in the cot and shed wake up screaming! eventually i put her in bed with me and she slept a little longer maybe a hour then wake up for a 4/5 hours sleep again maybe a hour.
anyway she is now 23months and still doesnt sleep, i have just managed to get her to fall asleep in her own bed it only takes 20mins, she goes to bed at 8, then will wake up at 12ish and that will be it she will stay awake for about 5 hours screaming/playing/laughing/talking/moaning/ then fall asleep about 5 in the morning and then wake up at 7. she sometimes sleeps in the day for 40mins.
during the day she is always running around at the park/garden, at mummy baby groups,
we do lots of playtime, reading, sticking, colouring, puzzles, dancing with music, jumps on her bouncy castle,
she just wont sleep!!!!! im sooooooooo tired of doing this everynite, i just dont no wot 2 do with her! i am at breaking point.