Who can I turn to as my husband and I have tried everything to get DD to sleep but it's a battle every time?
A few months ago she started sleeping longer (7hours) and now it's gotten worse (2-3hours) and it's starting to affect our relationship cause we are both exhausted and frustrated?
She fights every time, last night it took over 3 hours to get her down and then she woke up after 2 hours was awake for a further 4hours than I had to wake her to go to care this morning at 8:30. Her naps last 2 days have both been under an hour. I'm at my wits end. I've said to hubby I'm not having another child until miss 18month sleeps cause right now she sleeps about 8-9hrs.
You could speak with your Child Health Nurse about what you can try. Your CHN would be able to give you some age specific suggestions and also perhaps, suggest a referral to an early parenting centre. If this situation is affecting your relationship then this would perhaps be a good option.
If your toddler needs your help to go to sleep with patting, feeding, being in your bed or other parent assisted help then she's going to need the same help to go back to sleep every time she wakes. Have you checked the information on the Huggies site regarding toddler sleep? You might like to think about the "camping out" method of placing a chair in her room or the doorway of her room and just telling her to lie down and go to sleep. You and your husband will need to both work together on this so she learns that you are consistent.
21 Oct 2015