DS used to go to bed at night easily. His routine was:
Brush teeth, get into pj's, read a book, have a feed, in bed, music on, asleep within 10 minutes or so.
Ever since daylight savings started/ended (whichever it is), we have been having problems getting him to sleep. I don't know if it's part of the problem or just coincidence that it started then. We did the whole slowly adjust the bed time thing - to no avail. We have put blankets over the windows to help block out the light. We have added 20 minutes of reading before tooth brushing. It has not worked.
It can now take us an hour and a half to get him to sleep. As I write this DH is in with him. It is now 8.40 and he is supposed to go to sleep at 7.
I just don't know what the problem could be. He often seems restless and I don't know why. Is he over-tired? Not tired enough? His day sleeps have been all over the place recently as well. He used to have one hour in the morning and two hours in the afternoon. He sometimes has this, but often will skip out the morning sleep all together, and sometimes only have one hour in the afternoon. So sometimes he is facing the evening on only one hour of sleep.
He does have fluid in his ears. I am not sure how much of a role this is playing in the problems we are having, but he had the fluid long before he started having problems. I just wish I could rule it out but his next ear appointment is on the 30th.
This is so exhausting and I am completely burnt out and I just don't know what to do any more. I am so desperate for any help that you can give.
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