So we transitioned to a bed a couple weeks ago--- and some nights haven't been too bad (sometimes will go to sleep with someone sitting in his room after about 15 min)--but many times it takes longer. And he will only seem to fall asleep if DH is in the room as he thinks if I am in the room it's snuggle time and play time. Ugh.
BUT what's worse is many times in the middle of the night (probably 4 out of 7 days a week)--he's waking up SEVERAL times and screaming for me. If I go in to the room he'll walk back to his bed but I have to sit in his room for almost 45 min before he'll fall asleep. Same for if DH goes in.
I'm exhausted and so is DH who is helping out right now. We can't really let him completely CIO because DS1 is across the hall and really needs his sleep for school. We have a night light, we've tried leaving a very dim lamp on, he has that musical seahorse thingy that plays music. He has his blankies. I just don't get it.
I don't think he's got an ear infection because he'll let me touch his ears and normally when he's had one he won't. No fevers. Don't see new teeth coming in.
Any tips????? Something I haven't tried?
FYI--we keep his room gated and close the door but don't shut it all the way. When he is screaming in the middle of the night, sometimes we have closed the door and he just bangs on it.