My 2 year old has a sleeping problem

Jodi - posted on 11/07/2008 ( 4 moms have responded )

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We have tried everything from letting him cry it out or sitting in his room until he fell asleep (he got up after 2 hours of sleep). Its to the point that I am sleeping in the living room recliner and he is sleeping in a fold out bed that is laid next to recliner. He gets up in the middle of the night for a drink or just wants to crawl up in the recliner with me. Don't get me wrong but I love that he is right at my side but he is starting to get way too big for the two of us in the recliner. Or he wakes up screaming and crying but he isn't awake. Sometimes he is talking or yelling in his sleep. By Friday I am completely and overly exhausted and when Saturday comes I am way too tired to do anything but lounge. I need some help or suggestions.

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Sara - posted on 11/07/2008

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wow! I'd say he's got some sort of anxiety going on or either he's training you instead. I'd talk to my doctor... :) good luck!

Jodi - posted on 11/07/2008

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Thank you Ashley. At least I know I am not the only one. I will definitely try to putting a mattress in his room. There are times that I am lucky that I wake up after my hubby leaves for work in the morning (230 am) and take my son and put him in our bed.



Sorry to hear that you have cancer and I will be praying and thinking about you. But in the pic you look like you are a tough fighter.

Ashley - posted on 11/07/2008

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We finally got my husband and my son off the living room floor - we put a mattress on the floor - he hated his crib - and a futon in the bedroom with him. We put him to sleep in his bed (we sit with him until he is asleep) and when he wakes up, I go in, give him a drink, and change him. It's terrible, I agree - that's why we put the futon in there. After about the 4th time, I just end up crawling onto the futon with him so we can both get some rest. I know my son has some bad dreams because he will scream out or cry in his sleep, then sit up totally terrified and shaking. But it's not even half of the time. I don't have a lot of good advice, except try a futon or mattress in his room. At least you won't be in the recliner. My friend had the same problem with her over active son - he didn't start sleeping through the night until he was about 4.

I understand what you mean about being exhausted. I have cancer and so I'm tired anyway. I have my husband take the baby duty on the night before one of his days off. That way at least I get one night of rest.

Good luck

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