Mystery solved! The little berry has been rather cranky the last 2 days because she’s been having stomachache-y.
So that’s why she’s been so clingy and would suddenly cry in her sleep! She’s just had a monumental amount of poo and is now happily playing by herself in her cot. No clamouring to be carried, no screaming when I put her down while she’s wide awake. Yay!
I’m so glad we didn’t decide to let her cry it out just now, coz she’s got a valid reason afterall! She just needed to be comforted while having the stomachaches…
I hope we remember this very direct relationship between her bowel movement and her mood.
Lesson learnt in Parenting 101: What a difference a poo makes!