I'm at my wits end and can't bear to go near him as he whinges most of the day - he is a whingy clingy baby just like DD was - so by the end of the day I can't bear him anymore. I told DH tonight that if I drank alcohol I would be sloshed by 5pm every afternoon - instead I eat junk food when I can get away from the pair of them!
To make matters worse DH is out at 4:30am, comes in for dinner 6:00/6:30 and then usually goes back out for an hour or so after the kids are put to bed at 7 (DS) and 7:30 (DD). So when DS wakes up it's me all over again until he comes inside. I'm at the point that if he wouldn't wake up DD I'd let him scream in his cot.
He's screaming as I write this and DH is in there trying to stop it. I have just come back from DD as he woke her up.
I don't know what else to do anymore, I used a day stay sleep school for DD and it helped and we are using all the same techniques this time. He doesn't have a dummy BTW.
ETA: He's never gone to sleep well but at least until very recently he was going down then waking between 10pm/11pm for a feed and then between 4am/5am for a feed. Now, after we settle him fom the screamy eriod, he wakes almost 2 hourly.
He rarely sleeps longer than an hour for day naps and it's usually a battle to get him down.
Thanks for the iron suggestion MARsmum we are going to the doctor for DD tomorrow so might ask him about that while we are there.
Edited by Isabelle Thomas, 26 April 2012 - 09:48 PM.