My 17 month-old used to sleep through the night - from about 7pm to 6:30am. She used to go to bed fine, no dramas, and would actually almost dive into her cot. Lately, she has taken to waking up during the night - and not settling until my husband or I actually takes her out of the cot and sleeps with her on the couch. I have tried leaving her for longer periods when she starts calling out, however this eventually builds up to crying and does not ease up at all. We have put a couple of toys in her cot in the hope that she will be able to amuse herself - no luck there. She also stands up in her cot and refuses to lie back down. Reassuring her doesn't work, as she settles and then starts up again about 10mins later. (This saga lasted 3 hours the other night, then she decided at 5am that it was actually time for her to get up for the day.) We have tried a night light and are basically at our wits end with what to do! Nothing is working for us! I do not want to get into a habit of her sleeping with us, or relying on us for her to be able to sleep. Does anyone have any ideas?
Debbie, QLD, gorgeous daughter