I have seen a couple threads recently about sleep, but I'm sending this one out to toddler moms especially.
Our wonderful boy is 21 months old. He had me up from 2:30 until almost 6 this morning. This is much more than usual, but "usual" is being awakened anywhere from 4-10 times a night. It's often only briefly to be nursed back to sleep, but it seems that his sleep is getting worse and worse instead of better as he gets older. It is exhausting and so discouraging. I don't tell anyone (friends, IL's, etc.) because I don't want to hear about all the remedies to this issue, which usually are stopping co-sleeping (we have 800 square feet of living space, so where else am I gonna put him?) and stopping nursing.
Also, my older son (now 16 y.o.) was a terrible sleeper, too, and he didn't sleep with me & exH and weaned at 5 months. So, the "kick him out of your bed and away from your boob" crowd doesn't hold much water with me.
He doesn't have food intolerances and never seems to be in pain when he's awakened, so there go those theories.
I've used teething tablets anyway, just to see. No difference.
Well, Extended BFing, co-sleeping mamas, how goes it?