DS is just over a year old. We finally were able to get him sleeping 8 hours straight throughout the night in November. He was successfully doing that until I took him on vacation to CA 2 weeks ago.
Now, he will go to bed a night, but wake up several (ie. 5-6) times a night. He just screams and screams until I go into his room and put him back to a laying position and tell him goodnight and then walk out of the room.
If I don't go into his room, he continues to scream and cry.
How do I get him to a point where he can soothe himself at night if he wakes up?
I think what might hurt his sleep schedule is that he sleeps about 30-40 minutes in the car on the commute home from daycare (which is near my job). So from 445-515 or 520 he's sleeping. And then we put him to bed between 8 and 830pm.
As for total time he gets of sleep a day (Including naps) is about 12-13 hours (commuting naps, 1 45-min morning nap and a 2-hr afternoon nap).
I just don't know how to get his resolved and my DH and I really need the sleep at night without the constant night wakings. Also, I just feel terrible that he wakes up and the first thing he does is scream and cry - I almost feel like he's just scared.
We leave the room slightly lit so it's not completely dark and have his music playing (and it plays throughout the night).
If you have suggetions, please let me know. I'll try anything at this point.