Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Superhero by day...

... Scaredy-cat by night.

Our fearless, adventurous, little boy has become deathly afraid of the dark. He refuses to go upstairs by himself at night. He refuses to sleep in his own bed. If he does wind up in his own bed, he wakes up screaming about monsters at about 3 o'clock in the morning and ends up back in ours. We don't like the habit of letting him sleep with us every night (no one gets any sleep!), but the poor baby! I can't stand the thought of making him sleep in his room when he's absolutely terrified. We've tried all kinds of things, but nothing seems to be working. Anyone have any ideas? I feel just terrible for him!

2 comments:

Jill said...

Kade went through a "waking up in the middle of the night" thing after we got back from vacation for a few weeks. You get desperate due to lack of sleep and we ended up either sleeping in his room or having him in our bed. We were so exhausted. We finally just kept putting him back in his bed consistently and he is back on his routine now. Hang in there. I think it's pretty common! :)

The McAfee's said...

Sam went through that. We did nightlights, the hall light left on, a lamp in his room, all those things. Finally, he was fine if we put his pillow on the other end of his bed because he didn't like how the light shined in his window when it was dark. It's hard figuring it out! Hang in there!