About 3 weeks ago Isabelle (almost 8 months old) was having problems with her top teeth coming through. She was whingy and stopped sleeping through the night, sometimes waking up 6 or 7 times.
Her teeth finally came through and for 3 days I had an angel of a child and it was bliss. Then it all went down hill. For the past 2 weeks she just cries and cries if I'm not holding her. She won't play by herself on the floor and even when I'm there with her she has to sit on my lap. If she looses physical contact with me she starts to cry and if I leave her sight (to go tot he toilet, get a drink etc) she screams. This morning I tried to see what would happen if I let her cry (see if she would get the point that I wouldn't always pick her up) and she followed me around for 25mins screaming her lungs out.
She is also having serious issues with day sleeps. I tried controlled crying but she will NOT settle to sleep. The longest she held out before I caved was 1hr 45mins and she screamed the whole time, worked herself into a sweat and vomited.
So silly me (desperate measures had me find a quick fix to silence) started to rock her to sleep and that was fine, but for the past week she wakes the instant I put her in the cot.
If I do manage to get her to sleep she only sleeps for 10-20 mins once or twice a day (if I'm lucky).
This has only started in the last few weeks. She has always been a cuddly bub but was happy to play on the floor either with someone or by herself, or sit in her highchair and have something to eat and now she won't do either.
Has anyone else had this problem with their bubs or have any idea's on how to break out of this rut we seem to be in. I feel like I am crying as much as she is these days.