What is going on with my 21 month old DD? Last night she cried every time we tried to put her to be for almost 3 hours. I finally gave up and went to sleep with her (DH and I are both sick, so tried to avoid it), but as soon as I put her down beside me, she began jumping around, talking, yelling words, laughing, head butting my ribs, etc. I got mad, talked to her some about it (I think she understands somewhat but not great obviously) and put her back in the crib finally when she would not stop. More hysterics. Waited a few minutes, then got her in the bed with me again, lots of coaching. Same antics!! By 1:00 after much crying, we fell asleep with her in the crib and me on the bed next to her holding her hand through the crib. Periodically she would wake up and cry that my hand wasnt' holding hers and only fell asleep when I held it again.
She is teething, but I gave her every manner of medicine I could think of. Don't think she is otherwise sick. Obviously we've had teething issues with sleep before, but never this problem of her refusing to sleep WITH US also?!?!?! She has been an average sleeper generally and a good natured baby. Could there be something else?
The prior two nights she had a hard time going down but nothing like that. Putting her for her nap just now she screamed and screamed and I confess, I let her cry. We have so many health and mental health issues right now, I don't have anything left. Help! Any thoughts appreciated!