Over the past several weeks, I've been having problems getting my daughter to go to bed, both at her afternoon nap and at bedtime. She's 2 1/2. After I lay her down, she'll come back out after about 5-10 minutes and say she has to go potty, or that she needs to get rid of or get a different toy to sleep with. One of her most frequent excuses is, "I'm sad." I ask her what's making her sad, and what cn I do to help and she just looks at me. Usually during daylight hours when she says she's sad, she comes up with a legitimate reason, like "my toy broke", or "I can't have what I want." Sometimes she will simply walk out and wait for me to lay her back down and 5-10 minutes later she's up again. Tonight was an hour and a half to get her to bed. Some nights it's once or twice and sometimes it take over an hour to get her to bed. I'm at my wits end. Any ideas on how I can get her to stay in her bed at bedtime? We do have a routine.Answer Question
Answer by Doebbertmommy at 12:34 AM on Nov. 29, 2009
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Answer by Lavander at 12:52 AM on Nov. 29, 2009
When my girls were little ( now 18 & 20yrs old) I would read to them in their bed until they fall asleep.
Answer by Yolie56 at 2:46 AM on Nov. 29, 2009
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