My 27 month old used to be a breeze at bedtime...Now, I have to sit in the room for 1 1/2 to 2 hours at naptime and bedtime before she will fall asleep. She can now also climb out of her crib and she crawls out while I am asleep late at night or early in the morning. That makes this an even worse situation b/c I'm afraid she will accidentally hurt herself or get into something. I'm exhausted. I've been sitting in the room since 8:30 (its 10:00 now) and I'm so tired. I've put her back into bed probably 6 times and I hear her walking around up there as I type. My DH works nights and I have no support. Any suggestions for getting her to sleep in her bed??? P.S. I'm not a spanking mom, we do time outs, but I just feel like I want to go there. Ugh.
Asked by Anonymous at 10:56 PM on Nov. 30, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by nicolemstacy at 11:02 PM on Nov. 30, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 11:15 PM on Nov. 30, 2009
I agree with the others, if shes climbing out of the crib then its time for a bed. Also, does she nap during the day? Try moving her nap up to an earlier time, maybe shes just not tired at bed time. I also wouldnt sit in the room with her, thats a habit that you don't want to start. Its better to teach her to self soothe now, then to wait till shes 6 or 7.
Answer by SRiveroC at 11:17 PM on Nov. 30, 2009
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Answer by nicolemstacy at 7:21 AM on Dec. 1, 2009