Hi mamas, I just need some words of wisdom and encouragement.
My little guy is about to turn 18 months and continues to wake every 2 hours or so. It's been this way since he was born and I've been patiently waiting for "it to get better" but...alas...improvement has not been forthcoming.
We have tried all sorts of things to improve the situation, such as the ideas from "No Cry Sleep Solution" but my little guy is basically resistant - he wakes every couple of hours and needs to be rocked or nursed or patted back to sleep.
My husband and I take turns co-sleeping with him. I start the night out sleeping on my own while DH co-sleeps with him, then halfway during the night we swap.
Back when little guy was about 9 months, friends who had restless sleepers said things like "when our kid was 18 months it got much better".....and back then it seemed so looonnngg away. So now that he is about to turn 18 months and nowhere close to sleeping better, it has made me feel very demoralized.
Of course everyone promises that "it does get better" but honestly it feels like this nightly torture will never end. Gosh I'm not even asking for him to sleep all through the night, but even just to "only" wake once or twice.
Every couple of months I reach out to this message board for some much night words of encouragement....thanks mamas.......