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My 1 year old refuses to sleep......yawn


I don't know if it's separation anxiety or what. He wakes up screaming throughout the night - some nights it's hourly. He's not hungry and I change him and he's not in pain. The second I pick him up he settles in my arms and goes to sleep. I know if I bring this up to his pediatrician at his 1 year checkup soon he'll just yell at me that I need to do the "cry it out" method, but I just can't bear it. Man, I need a coffee...zzzzzz

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bluesuze bluesuze 6 years 33 weeks
yeah, I'm worried it's heading that way, but we really don't want to do a family bed. But, we're so exhausted at this point who knows!
SugarKat SugarKat 6 years 33 weeks
Lately, my daughter has been waking up at all hours of the night. If you don't want your son to cry it out, have you thought of a family bed? I have been bringing my daughter to the couch and then we both fall asleep for the rest of the night. At least she's sleeping and I'm sort of sleeping. Just a thought.
bluesuze bluesuze 6 years 33 weeks
Well I guess it's only logical now that I create a Lame Ass Poll about what kind of sauce everyone likes with their McNuggets
karmasabitch karmasabitch 6 years 33 weeks
Mcnuggets with honey mustard :DROOL: OH man I'm trying SO HARD not to eat any fast food :CRY:
karmasabitch karmasabitch 6 years 33 weeks
I was so nervous at first with this kid because my sister used to choke all the time.. and I have a lot of memories of the ambulances showing up at our house in Finland :OY: Scared the craps out of me. But Elijah shovels food in his mouth like no other and has never choked. Guess it just depends on the child. When I first started working with this family, he couldn't really say many words.. So one of the first clear things he said was 'CHEW CHEW CHEW' because thats what I would say to him constantly :ROTFL:
bluesuze bluesuze 6 years 33 weeks
hahahahahahha. Don't mock nuggets. They are awesome with some honey mustard
MotoLinz MotoLinz 6 years 33 weeks
You never know when a 9-month old is going to choke on a McNugget...
karmasabitch karmasabitch 6 years 33 weeks
Linz I like to think of it as my temporary hell :HUG: :ROTFL:
karmasabitch karmasabitch 6 years 33 weeks
Hahahahah Suze, like I work at McDonalds or something and my boss is randomly forcing me to take infant CPR classes :ROTFL: :ROTFL:
bluesuze bluesuze 6 years 33 weeks
I guess I just thought if she were your boss (and you worked in an office or something) that's odd to ask you to take CPR and all! LOL I took it and I hope I never have to use it, but I tend to get freaky in scary situations, so I hope I'd remember it
MotoLinz MotoLinz 6 years 33 weeks
:rotfl: How about vocation?
bluesuze bluesuze 6 years 33 weeks
OH Karma! I didn't realize you were a nanny!!! Sorry! Of course CPR is great to know.
karmasabitch karmasabitch 6 years 33 weeks
Linz I love ya girl, but if you call it my 'profession' again.. I will have to decapitate you :ROTFL: :ROTFL: :ROTFL: But yeah I agree, I can totally see why she would want me to do it. Though from the way she has made it sound, I'll only look after Elijah for the next three months until her maternity leave is up.. and then she wants a full time nanny until I go back to school in the fall. Sounds like she may want me to watch them both here and there which means more moola for moi 8) Also more stress :OY:
MotoLinz MotoLinz 6 years 33 weeks
It's a good thing to know in your profession, Karma - and knowing what to do might make you more comfortable in situations that require it. :)
karmasabitch karmasabitch 6 years 33 weeks
Yeah she's paying for me to take some infant CPR classes at the hospital.. Do you think thats weird :? I know when I was looking around for a job I saw a lot of nannies advertising that they were CPR certified. I'm just lazy and would prefer taking an online course or have her show me what to do. To be honest I'm such a spaz in emergencies, I'd be the worst person to attempt anything like that. I'm seriously so nervous just being around her right now.
bluesuze bluesuze 6 years 33 weeks
Karma - is your boss making you take CPR because of her baby? That's really weird!!
bluesuze bluesuze 6 years 33 weeks
Thanks for the ideas! :-) I don't think he's cold, we bundle him up pretty good. I really think he's just going through something where he freaks if he doesn't see me. If I take a shower or something and I put him in the pack and play, I put it in front of the shower door, and if he doesn't see me he flips out. We've tried the cry it out with my older son, and it just made it worse. He would throw up from crying. It got so bad we were changing the sheets all the time! I think we are just so exhausted, that it's easier to go in there and just rock him a few minutes and get him back to sleep than deal with him crying. But, yeah, I guess we can probably try it at least for a little while and see. Moto- our pediatrician is a little gruff at times. He will just tell me that it's me running the house and not my son and that we need to shut the door at night and let him cry.
mamafog mamafog 6 years 33 weeks
We’re going through this a bit also. Could he be cold? My daughter seems to wake up more when it is cold. I turn up the heat on cold nights and dress her extra warm. I also got a crib toy – it is a Fisher Price aquarium, she can press the button and soft lights and music come on. I think this is helping. Do you have a night light? I’ve read that fear of the dark can begin around this age, but so far it is not an issue. I would not say that I do CIO, but I let my daughter cry or fuss for five minutes before I go in to her. Often she will wake up, scream a couple of times and go right back to sleep. Good luck, it is hard when you are losing sleep.
karmasabitch karmasabitch 6 years 33 weeks
Oh God but its so nerve-wracking being around her!! Everyone is making fun of me right now because she's past 9 months, walking around all calm and I freak out every time she holds her stomach and goes 'Oh man..' I'm like WHAT WHAT WHAT WHAT DO I DO WHAT!? !@*#&!@(#*&!@#(*&# !??!???!?! AIIII!!!! It's horrible :ROTFL:
karmasabitch karmasabitch 6 years 33 weeks
Dernit!! :ROTFL: :ROTFL: Well I shouldn't have to take care of the little bugger til she's off maternity leave.. and by then who knows, I may have moved on :INNOCENT: I'm supposed to go to the hospital for CPR certification classes which is pushing me to quit as it is :OY: Lazy :ZZZ:
MotoLinz MotoLinz 6 years 33 weeks
I think you're not supposed to start the Ferber Method (crying it out) for at least five or six months, so you're safe for a little while, Karma. :rotfl:
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 6 years 33 weeks
Yeah - I mean when I first put Baby Girl to bed at night sometimes she is so fussy that she will be throwing her blanket out of the crib and will even cry on and off for a few minutes, but within 15 minutes she is usually asleep.
karmasabitch karmasabitch 6 years 33 weeks
Though I don't have kids yet so I'm not saying it would be easy to do.. Though my boss is about to have her baby any day now so I guess I'm about to find out :CRY: Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
karmasabitch karmasabitch 6 years 33 weeks
Have you ever let him cry.. even for a little while? Or do you run to his crib every time he starts to fuss :? I would say let him cry it out at *least* a little bit. I think its good for the baby as well :?
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 6 years 33 weeks
I play light music and I have found that helps our 1 year old soothe herself. I usually give it a good ten minutes before I cave and go in to see what is teh matter. I can usually get away with handing her a binky or her blanket and she goes back to sleep,but I have had some marathon nights where she is crawling over me an dmy husband chasing the "daaaaaaaaggggggggggeeeeeeeeeee" which is really cute at 2 in the afternoon - not so cute at 2 in the morning!