The Small One, who may very well be known from here on out as The Sleepless Monkey-Tyrant, is creating havoc with my sanity.
I am not capable of staying sane with little to no sleep.
And, the child's average bedtime these days is 1 a.m.
Exaggerate I do not.
I am desperate for your help.
How do you get your little one's to sleep?
I am not expecting her, at nine months, to sleep through the night.
I don't mind a night nursing or two- in fact, I enjoy the closeness and the cuddling.
I just want to know how to put her to sleep.
Once she does go down, she usually stays that way (at night anyway- daytime naps are a whole 'nother thing) for a couple of hours.
What is your bedtime routine? What works for your children?
Our "usuals" (rocking, nursing, singing, patting, etc.) aren't working anymore.
It was literally a two-hour plus fight tonight- involving a kicking, bucking, crying, refusing to be rocked, nursed, shushed, sung to, or patted baby.
Dear Lord, give me strength.