My daughter is ringing me each morning telling me what a terrible night they have had. I am afraid it's effecting the whole family. The baby is now being woken by the screaming and mum and dad are getting no sleep.
These episodes seemed to start once my two year old grand daughter volunteered to give up her dummy. She only had it at night to help her sleep. If she woke the dummy was there to comfort her and she went back to sleep.
Now she starts shouting in her sleep. Someone goes into her but she is still asleep and does not respond to the words of comfort or a cuddle. She wakes herself up with screaming and then it's total meltdown. (She never likes being woken from a nap at any time). Screaming and kicking. "I don't want you, I want daddy" . Daddy goes in but she does not want him either. She cannot explain what she needs and cannot lbe reasoned with. Someone just sits with her till she is exhausted and falls to sleep. But an hour later it all starts again. Three times last night, screaming for an hour each time. They are at their wits end.
They have tried keeping her busy all day, no nap, so she is exhausted at bedtime; letting her have quiet time during the day and letting her sleep during the day.
Anybody else's grandkids gone through this?
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