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my 2 year old just started fighting going to bed and i don't know why she absolutely won't go to sleep in her room on her own

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Asked by phat_princess03 at 7:25 PM on Apr. 19, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Have you changed anything in her room? Do you let her get up and come out a lot? Maybe she is going to bed to early or is overly tired. She will go to sleep at some point even if she does have to cry it out. Put her to bed, tuck her in and do all that then leave if she gets up go in once and say its bed time now and I love you and will see you in the morning. Keep going in and putting her in bed after that but say nothing. She will get the hang of it and will stop fighting once she see's she can't get her way.

    Answer by brailynsmama08 at 7:28 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • My son did this and we learned two things one he wouldn't sleep with a light on. We think it caused shadows and it would scare him we also encourage play in his room during the day. Maybe get a few new toys and sit in there while she plays. We got tired of him in our bed though and if he wanted to sleep in the room with us we had a blanket done on the floor he knew he could sleep on. after about a week he slept in his own bed. However if we sleep in sometimes we will see him sneaking in the room in the morning and crawling up on the floor, but never before 8am.

    Answer by ladyluck09 at 9:03 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

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