Sleep problems are one of the many frustrations that parents of children with Sanfilippo experience. For some reason, many MPS kids have difficulty falling, staying and going back to sleep.
Waverly used to be a WONDERFUL sleeper. Until she was about 3, she would go to bed at 8 and wake up at 8. Plus, take a 2 hour nap in the afternoon. No fussing - she loved sleep. Then, she started coming out a lot when we would lay her down or she would wake up in the middle of the night and come into our room. For over a year, Matt and I got very little sleep. We would fight with her, putting her back in her bed over and over again all night long. It was exhausting. I researched how to handle this problem and followed the "Super Nanny" approach. NOTHING worked!! Finally we succumbed to just laying with her until she fell asleep and then allowing her to climb into our bed when she woke in the middle of the night.
Since we started laying with her and letting her come into our room, we have all slept so much better. The down side is that Matt and I have must less time together at night. This past week, Wavey has been having difficulty again. She took 2.5 to fall asleep last night, leaving Matt and I with very little time before we needed to head off to bed. I am hoping that tonight goes better - Matt is in there with her now. I am hoping this may just be because she is sick with a cold and not a new phase that we are entering into.