I have tried paracetamol in case his teeth are bothering him. I have stayed in the room in case its sep anxiety. I have looked at his food, but there shouldnt be anything upsetting him there.
I have really had enough. I am so tired myself I am just feeling resentful and glazed during the day. I feel bad because I really dont feel like spending any time with him.
Please help. Even if to tell me that this is a phase and it will pass. I cannot keep this up. He has always been a terrible sleeper but this is just beyond a joke. I do not believe in CIO but am to the point where I am seriously considering it... thats why I am here. I know that you all feel the same as I do about CIO and really need some creative ideas. Cannot talk with family or friends because they will all say that they warned me that this would happen with AP.
So, before the ideas come, here is what I have tried to get him to sleep..... feeding, rocking, wearing, car, stroller, music, bath, books, dad, sleeping on couch, sleeping with me for nap, putting him in his crib in the hope he would burn off energy, crying (in arms), choosing a toy, putting a toy to 'sleep'........ cant remember any more right now, although I feel that I am missing some things.
What I think it is is that he has realised that he can keep himself awake, and I made the mistake of just getting him back up again a few days ago when he started doing this and so now its all just a terribly fun game. He is now over tired and can not switch his brain off. I do now know where to go from here.
Thanks everyone. I know this is an emotional email. I am just so beyond tired and past this. I feel guilty for feeling resentment as I know its not his fault.