Hi sleep guru's, we're having heaps of trouble for the last few nights with getting DD4 to go to sleep at night.
Basically we've always had the same bedtime routine and nothing's changed that I can see over the last month, except DD4 has gone from happily going to bed (she may chat or sing to herself for up to 30 min, but no tears) to now screaming, whingeing and generally carrying on. When DH or I ask her what the problem is she say's she's got a sore bottom, so we've put nappy rash cream on, no knickers etc but this makes no difference, she just keeps carrying on! She later says that she can't see, she has a night light.
Last week she was constantly getting out of bed (no crying) and we used sticker rewards to stay in bed, this worked for a few days, but now she just stays in bed and carries on!!
Last night this carrying on (I'm not saying crying cos there's no tears and it's basically a high pitched whine) went for 4 hours! It makes no difference if me or DH stays with her or not she just continues until she basically passes out, we need to get out of this ASAP as DD shares a room with her little sister and it's affecting her sleep too, DH works with heavy machinery so needs sleep, plus we've got a 12 week old baby, who thankfully is sleeping well, but I'm still getting up to feed twice a night.
What can I do to help DD get to sleep like she used to, we're all just getting so exhausted!!