So my 12 mth old son will not sleep in his own cot in his bedroom. It is becoming a nightly struggle to get him to sleep. He has about a one-hour nap during the day and sometimes an afternoon nap of about 30 mins. The only place he seems to want to sleep is in bed with hubby & I.
I have tried numerous things to try and make him comfortable in his own room again and now nothing seems to be working. I have tried a pillow pet projector light, soft lullabies playing in the room (this used to work every night a few months back) singing to him myself next to cot. I’ve tried getting asleep in my arms after night bottle and then carefully transferring him into cot but he just wakes up straight away and realises I’m not holding him anymore and starts screaming. I’ve tried the whole letting him cry, which usually ends up with him vomiting on himself from getting so worked up. Or he has got so worked up that I am worried to let him cry any longer. All of this usually ends in us bringing him in our bed where he has no problem at all falling asleep straight away. I have had enough and as much as I love snuggling with him every night he must start sleeping in his room. This is my 3rd child and I have never experienced this with my girls as they were sleeping fine on their own since birth. Any advice would be appreciated.
Posted by nat85, 22nd July 2014