Monday, August 23, 2010

11th Mommy Mondays

Not sleeping - my toddler that is. I don't know what the deal is, but he seems to go through these phases where he doesn't sleep well. Today he only took an hour nap, the past week it's been an hour and a half and for a long time before that it was 3 hours. Now one might think he's just taking less nap, but he's also not sleeping through the night again. He's been waking up 3-4 times a night and we're not sure why. When he takes 3 hour naps, he'd sleep through the night for 10 hours. I guess I could make him take a longer nap, but I hate repeating sleep training over and over again.

Our one idea is that his eczema has flaired up again. I'm thinking it might be the new detergent I've been using. We have the humidifier on every night, and we've been giving him is lotion. Also this is his first time being so itchy with his eczema.

Another thought, he's just being clingy and wants to be with us. Lately anytime we go out anywhere in public, he refuses to walk by himself. He runs in front of us to be picked up and cries and cries until we do.

Any ideas? Is it a phase common for this age? He's almost 21 months.

1 crafty contributions:

Genevieve said...

so i don't know about the sleeping thing... my daughter loves to sleep luckily! but the whole clingy thing- so my daughter! she is 21 months too and does the exact same thing. she wants me to carry her everywhere! these little kiddos are just so funny with the phases they go through.