Please, please, please, please tell me that there's a sleep solution I don't know about. If only there were some magical solution to our sleep crisis, I would jump up and down right now, even though I'm operating on just 2.5 hours sleep from last night, somehow, I would get the energy.
And yes, we know all about melatonin. And no, it hasn't solved our problems. Helped, yes, but solved, no.
Predictable bedtime routine? check. Nice calming bath prior to bed? check. Blanket prewarmed in the dryer before tucking in? Hot water bottle in bed prior to bedtime? Calming white noise of a running fan? check, check and check.
At this tender age, I really don't know a sensible way to handle this lack of sleep. He's too young to be let to wander the house in the wee hours of the night while we try to catch some zzzzzzzs, so his lack of sleep transfers into our loss of sleep as well. Hence my cry for help.
Is there some secret trick I haven't tried yet?