My son used to be a very good easy sleeper. We moved to a new town a month ago and he never does well on the first night in a new place, so that night he learned how to get out of his crib. Ever since he can get right out of bed by himself sleep has been a major struggle. We used to just read him a story and he would roll over and fall asleep.
He doesn't eat as well as he used to. He's cranky so much more. He's getting 3-4 hrs less sleep than what he needs. Everyone's tired. I've kinda just been trudging along....and just trying to get by.....and then today I thought, maybe I need to take a step back and see what I can do correct this and what I'm doing that's not helping.
Has anyone btdt and have any advice?
If he was the type of kid that wanted me to sleep with him, I would gladly do it, but he's never been able to settle down and sleep with me. He likes his own sleeping space.
I also thought of some things that I've kinda let creep into daily life, with the busyness of moving and what not, that weren't normally there.....like too much cartoon time, too many white carb snacks (still "healthy" stuff, but I think he's eating more of that than usually, because we've just been in "keep him happy" mode lately), and not enough book reading.
I would love to hear any thoughts on this.