My daughter is 3 and she STILL throws fitsabout bedtime and STILL wakes up every night.
We have tried EVERYTHING from laying down with her to crying it out, from music to reading books to silence. Her bedtime is constant, although we've tried earlier and later with nothing changed. We do bath time and brushing teeth same time every night. Then we've tried letting her have some say in her routine. We give her books to read, dark room, night light, the list goes on and on! It breaks my heart because we have no idea what to do, the dr says just let her cio every night. All my friends and family have no suggestions that we hven't already tried. It's awful! Please I'm looking for help! We have a newborn so he already keeps us up, this problem started before him and it has gotten worse and I'm sure he's why she's worse now but the problem has never really resolved itself and she's been like this since she was about 1! :(
Answer by EmilySusan at 1:45 PM on Feb. 22, 2010
Answer by marine_wife0520 at 7:16 PM on Feb. 21, 2010
Answer by truealaskanmom at 7:26 PM on Feb. 21, 2010
At this point I would ensure she gets plenty of exercise during the day and especially late afternoon. Just before the bedtime routine starts try a little bit of oatmeal and / or warm milk. Both have stuff in it to help you sleep. Do the routine you all find works best and then tell her it is time to sleep. Ignore her unless she leaves her room. When she does tell her it is time for bed and put her to bed. Second and all remaining pick her up and put her in bed, no words just do it. This could take hours and she will escalate but don't give in. Keep this up and she will get the hint that this is not the time for nonsense. Keep in mind it will get worse before it gets better, she has gotten her way at night until now.
Answer by DevilInPigtails at 7:37 PM on Feb. 21, 2010
Answer by twinclubmom at 9:05 PM on Feb. 21, 2010
Answer by EmilySusan at 1:36 PM on Feb. 22, 2010
Answer by EmilySusan at 1:40 PM on Feb. 22, 2010