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Sleep Rss

My 16 month old son has always been an excellent sleeper and is always happy to go into his cot for a sleep. Last Monday he was taken to hospital with a viral infection and has since developed a secondary ear infection and is on antibiotics. Since the hospital visit he screams and cries whenever I take him anywhere near his cot and will only fall asleep on the couch with us. Is this just because he is sick and will he go back to normal soon????

shannon, 16mthbaby

Hi,

This is very common after a hospital stay, we all need extra comfort and attention and reassurance after something like this. The problem will come when after he is better, if you continue to let him fall asleep on the couch and then transfer him to his cot, he will get a fright because he is not where he went to sleep. If you need to address this later you will need to make sure that he is settled awake into bed at night.

Best of luck and I hope your son is well on his way to a full recovery.

Cheers Maree

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