Cure just started and child got sick
I started the cure with my 7,5 m old son 5 days ago. Before the cure he woke up avrg.4 times during the night, but the worst was that normally he would be totally awake between 04.00-06.00. As I have two other children too, it was getting quite annoying for whole family.
SO, last Thursday I started the cure. ( This is my first time, as my other two children have been naturally very good sleepers). My son has had very good day routine ever since he was 4 moths, so I did not need to make much of a change to that. He is also always been a big eater, so no problem there either.
First night I gave up milk bottle and pacifier. He protested 3 times during the night but with buffing and fanning and jingeling he calmed down very easily ( avrg. 10-15 min). In the morning he woke up 5:45 thinking it is a time to wake and after 50 min I got him convinced that it is still time to sleep. He slept until 08.00, like I planned to.
On night 2 I used buffing only once ( when I put him to sleep), and he slept until 06:30 without waking up. Then I used just the jingle and felt he was listening to me. It was working like magic. He slept again until 07:45 like planned.
On night 3 he developped a bad flue. He woke up 8 times during the night!!! 2 times in panic and crying a lot. I heard his nose was very stuck and he had difficulties breathing. I used buffing 2 times, but otherwise I used the jingle through the door.
On night 4 he woke up 2 times before midnight BUT I did not do anything. I was listening to him, and as he calmed down in 30 sec and started to sleep I did not even confim the jingle. He slept from 22:00 to 07:45 without waking up.
Last night ( night 5) he went to sleep OK. I used the jingle only once. However he woke up after midnight with such a panic cry he threw up to his bed and again his nose was so stuck he had difficulties breathing. I had to pick him up, rock him to sleep and so he kept on waking up 3-4 times before 04:00. After that he slept without waking until 08:15.
So, very good nights and not that good nights
-how should I continue from this? Wait until his flue is over and then start again?
-when he calms himself down, like on the night 4, should I still use the confirmation jingle, or just let him be like I did?
-before the cure we shared bedroom with the baby and me and my husband. During the cure, we adults have slept in livingroom. When is a right time to move back in?
Thanks a lot in advance for your answers.