Monday, October 8, 2007

Bedroom Fear

En En refused to sleep at night so bad for the past 2 nights. She was screaming and crying terribly when we turned the light off and tried to place her at the bouncer. OK, we should get rid of the bouncer since she's already more than 1 years old but this idea simply not working. This little fella still prefer to cuddle or turning around in her bouncer before she really sleep soundly.


Last 2 days, the night after daddy off to business trip, we were wondering why En En refused to sleep even it's way pass her sleep time. She slept for 1 and half hour in the afternoon but as we tried to brought her up to the bedroom, she quickly pointed to the door and told us she wants to go out. She became very cranky and wanted to look at the mirror, walking around, didn't want story book... at the end when she became too tired, she cried out loud, screamed like being hit by hard objects or fall from somewhere just to get everyone's attention that she wanted to get out from the bedroom. At the end, she only slept at 12a.m. after putting her in the stroller and pushed in the house. *Tension*

Oh, mummy forgot to mentioned the bouncer already aged 12 years as it was passed down by SIL who used the bouncer for her 2 daughters. Actually that night too MIL found out the steel leg of the bouncer already broken and it couldn't be used. That is another reason why En En was hard to sleep as she didn't have the bouncer to swing her into dreamland. Gosh... she just can't live without the bouncer!! FIL sent the bouncer to repair the next morning.

Second night with the bouncer back, En En still refused to sleep. With her loud voice screaming and crying. After so many hours persuading her, story telling and hardwork from mummy and Ah Mah, this little energizer doozed off at almost 12a.m again! We were so tired but what to do?

Last night, Ah Mah went to bed earlier as she's too tired from taking care of this naughty energizer whole day. Finally left only mummy and En En alone in the room. Mummy didn't entertain En En and was pretending to sleep on the bed. En En first hit mummy's leg as if she's refuse to let mummy sleep too. Then, she walked around the room in dark (yes, mummy switched off the light), babbling to herself and brought her pillow to the bed, on the floor and attempted to sleep on the floor. She was nearly shut down but still refuse to sleep quietly. After 1 hour then only she compromised to crawl into her bouncer and made noise to mummy to swing her to her dreamland (very demanding)...

5 comments:

Tutiger said...

Maybe you can get a night light (the auto ones are a very good choice)
Being able to see something is very important to children because they feel helpless in the dark ma :)
Just my dua sen la

slavemom said...

Maybe she misses daddy? I tell u.. it's really difficult to find out the reason y they behave out of the norm. Just hv to hope that it's jes a passing moment n things will get back to normal soon.

mybabybay said...

Have you try putting some soft music? It helps.

Peridot&Sapphire said...

tutiger: any lights on will energized en en even greater! she's not fear of darkness...

slavemom: probably... this is what my mum, MIL and myself think of...

mybabybay: so sad this one never work with en en :(

Bryan's Mama said...

quite jia lat yah....mine doesn't nap unless being rocked. last weekend we tried forcing him to nap on our bed but he cried for one hour and STILL don't want!