Sunday, January 2, 2011
Special Needs for Dummies
At four am, this morning we were once again dealing with a boy who just doesn't want to sleep. He's not hungry, not in need of a diaper change (we handled all of this issues like a pro) yet wasn't content to hang out in his bed by himself. If this was any of my other children, I would allow him to cry himself back to sleep in hopes that he would tire himself out, or learn to self sooth. However, this is not possible because he gets himself stuck in positions that he can't get himself out of, or he is saturated in spit and ends of choking on it. The hardest part is that his crib is right next to our bed, so unless we buy super heavy ear plugs, we are awake as well. I've asked my pediatrician about this in the past, and he has given me round about answers, with no real direction.
I'm exhausted and in need of some serious advice.... any takers?