Lately Kory will only take naps during the day if i get in his bed with him. Kory rarely takes naps during the day anymore but sometimes he needs to! Kory will go down to sleep in his own bed at night but if he wakes he will only go back to sleep if either one of us get in bed with him.
I’m sure some of you are probably thinking, what’s wrong with that? Well, i’ve already got a shit ton of stuff to be getting on with during the day without laying down in bed for an hour or so and the broken sleep at night is starting to kill me off. Kory wakes at least once every night without fail and I don’t know why, it’s not like he actually wakes for anything in particular but once he’s awake he won’t settle himself back off to sleep, he needs me or his dad to sleep with him and it’s sweet an all but I’d just like it if my 2 year old could go to sleep and sleep straight through till morning. Not to mention that once I’m in Kory’s single bed with him, I hardly sleep anyway. He likes to star fish!
So I decided to start sleep training him.
I don’t like the idea of letting Kory cry it out so I stay with him until he falls asleep in his own bed so he feels safe and secure and make sure I leave without nodding off myself. But let me tell you, I’m finding it bluddy hard on my own! My partner is at work during the day and I can’t really expect him to help with the sleep training at night when he has work the next day. The lack of sleep, feeling so tired and still try to enforce routine is taking its toll. It would be so much easier to just carry on as we are and let Kory continue to wake and then get in his bed with him but I know in the long run getting him used to sleeping in his own bed is for his own good as well as ours.
Kory has slept through the night in his own room from being 6 months old so I don’t know why this has started happening which makes me feel guilty when it comes to sleep training him.
Has this started because of something I’ve done?
Maybe he just wants to be near his mum and dad?
I love sleeping next to him, I feel really close to him and it’s like he’s my baby again… But I think in the long run this is for his own benefit, he needs to break the habit of sleeping with us and learn to sleep in his own room, in his own bed by himself.
Am I doing the right thing? Have any of you been through something similar and have had to sleep train your child?