DD is 26 months old & has, up until a few weeks ago, been a fabulous sleeper. She would go down without a fight at all really. Now, she cries, screams her head off, & throws a huge tantrum the second we start to head up. We still do our usual bedtime routine so that hasn't changed. I've tried everything I can think of & everything I do seems to just keep pissing her off.
So I've just been leaving the room, telling her I'm not going to sit there while she's throwing a fit & I'll come back for hugs and kisses when she's done. At that point, she amps it up & just goes for like 10 minutes. I guess that's really not that long but I feel bad just letting her cry it out. I never had to do that so I'm just not used to this type of behavior from her in regards to bedtime.
I'm 12 weeks pg & my hormones are crazy so I usually end up sitting in my room crying too while I wait for her to stop. It's really stressing me out. (cont.)
Asked by Anonymous at 3:47 PM on Aug. 4, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)
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Answer by ldmrmom at 3:57 PM on Aug. 4, 2009
Oh my goodness we are so with you on the nap part. Bed time not so much cause shes so frinkin tired that she falls asleep within a half hour. My DD will not take a nap anymore. She's 14 months old and we have tried everything taking her morning nap away and that is just not happening unless we are out and about, then she falls asleep right before lunch and screams her head off when we put her in for a afternoon nap. I have to say today she woke up at 5am and she went down for a 2 hour nap this morning and we just got done fighting with her for a afternoon nap for the past hour and half. Yes, we gave up. So mama I am so with you on this I have to tell you i am at my wits end also.
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Answer by MadisonsMom2009 at 12:24 PM on Mar. 4, 2010