Try giving her a bath, then snuggling her for a few minutes afterwards. I also like to read a book to Colin, then put him to bed. It's a little more slowed down than when I tell my 5 yr old to go to bed, but it's worth it. He is relaxed for at least 30 minutes and it makes drifting off a lot easier. If he does get up and cry, I wait 5 minutes, then go in. I gently lay him back down, rubhis back for a minute, then leave again. After 2-3 times, he's out. It gets easier... don't worry.
at 10:38 AM on Jan. 8, 2009