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son isnt sleeping Rss

I have a son who is nearly 1 years old and ever since he was born he has never really been a good sleeper but he was okay once he got his dummy cause he wanted something to suck on all the time. But Samuel got sick a couple of months ago and now willnt take the dummy which is fine by me but now I found it really hard to get him to sleep cause he always wants to be with me and its doing my head in now.

I have a night light and rocking backwards and giving him story time, a teddy bear to cuddle up with and now I got to the stage of doing the control cry and it brokes my heart when I have to do it but I found Im just not getting time to do anything with my daughter and everything else that I need to do.

My partner works away so its just me doing everything anyway so if anyone can give me advise would be great cause now Im just so tired of the whole thing all day and all night.

Tracey,Jaye (girl)12/06/05, Sam (boy)10/07/09


I have a son who is nearly 1 years old and ever since he was born he has never really been a good sleeper but he was okay once he got his dummy cause he wanted something to suck on all the time. But Samuel got sick a couple of months ago and now willnt take the dummy which is fine by me but now I found it really hard to get him to sleep cause he always wants to be with me and its doing my head in now.

I have a night light and rocking backwards and giving him story time, a teddy bear to cuddle up with and now I got to the stage of doing the control cry and it brokes my heart when I have to do it but I found Im just not getting time to do anything with my daughter and everything else that I need to do.

My partner works away so its just me doing everything anyway so if anyone can give me advise would be great cause now Im just so tired of the whole thing all day and all night.


My son was exactly the same and when he was 18 months i put him in a toddler bed and made a big fuss about his "big boys bed" and it worked he sleeps in it so well. I know ur boy is too little for that but its something to think about if his sleeping stays the same till his about 18 months.

before that though i tried a few things like making my son a teddy out of one of my jumpers, it was a new teddy for him which he loved and he loved it more coz it smelt like mummy! It was a decent size teddy for him so it was almost like he was snuggling up with mummy! that worked well, but did take a few days to get him used to it.

i hope this can be of some help! smile
Hi, My DS2 has also been a terrible sleeper from birth and around 6mths he got sick and refused his dummy also! So for nearly 2yrs I have been getting up to him 5-6 times a night! I have had horrible guilt for neglecting DS1! I tried drs, specialists, chiros, naturopaths and I would hate to think aboout how much money I have spent trying to get him to sleep! Last week I read Save our sleep Toddler by Tissie Hall, I put into practise everything she said and am very happy to report we are going into our fourth night of bliss slumber!
It was the 6th get your baby to sleep book I have read and I borrowed it from the library cause I wasn't sure it was going to work and it did! So I have purchased it and its my bible!
I saw our sleep specialist today at Womens and Childrens Hosptial, he was thrilled and said he was going to buy it to read and recommend some of his collegues!
Sorry for rambling I just can't believe somthing finally worked! Hope this helps!
You poor thing, Im feelin' for ya!! I tried CCrying with my DS1, and heartbreaking as it was, It worked after 3 days. He was 8 months.
Then I tried with DD, at 11 months - dmn that girl has some staying power!! 2 weeks later I gave in, she would cry for hours, and fall asleep standing up with her head against the side of the cot, only to fall over, wake up and the whole vicious process would start again.
I ended up giving in, and being her 'dummy mummy' for another 7 months.

I found going for a walk at 3pm, helped DS1, he would get a good sleep in the pram, then be awake long enough to get tired ready for his night sleep. But that was when he had 2 sleeps a day. DS2 is almost 11 months, and is down to one sleep a day, any more than that and he only naps, and has a rotten sleep at night.

My hubby works away too, and you end up just going day by day, just trying to get through. and the change in routine plays havoc with the poor wee mights. not to mention re-learning how to share a bed all over again when they come home. DS2 is almost 11 months and we share a room, he hardly sleeps when Daddy is home, waking up every hour or so, but Daddy, just won't believe me when I tell him its 'coz he snores tooooo loudly!!

Anyway, back to the point.... Im sorry I can't be of much help to you except show my support, and promise you that it is a stage you CAN get thru, and I hope someone out there has some great advice for you that will work on the very first night.
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