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how do i get my 2 yr old to sleep on her own?

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Asked by krazykretzmann at 9:25 PM on Jul. 7, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • You have to be consistent and probably go through a few rough nights.

    Answer by Erin814 at 9:27 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Well is this her first time sleeping along like you've been co-sleeping or are you trying to get her into a toddler bed for the first time?

    Answer by MamaChamp at 9:27 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Like Erin814 said just be consistent.

    Answer by Decker at 9:28 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Can you give more info? Why isn't she sleeping on her own? Does she throw a fit?

    By the age of 2 we were doing a routine every night, and sticking to it. Brush teeth, pj's, potty, bed. Read in bed. The same time EVERY night. Routine didn't deviate. She knew what was coming. There were nights we didn't want to read, we were tiiiiired. It was important to us to give her that stability.

    My kid was a horrible sleeper for a solid 18 months, if not longer...however she'd eventually *go* to sleep well.

    Or is this a co-sleeping question?

    Answer by anxiousschk at 9:29 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • buy your two your the miniture big girl or boy you can fit too..Every night ready a story..leave a night light on...tickle his/her back & watch your baby sleep soundly...shouldn't take but, a couple of nights...

    Answer by jmfire14 at 9:30 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • duct tape? Oh wait you were probably looking for legal solutions. In that case follow a routine. Kids seem to like that. Something like bath, brush teeth, pj's, story, every night. After a while they just get into the routine. IF it is an actual sleeping problem I suggest melatonin pills. You can find them at Wal Mart in the vitamin sections. I've only seen them in 3mg and if you cut that in half it should knock the kid out. It has helped a lot of kids.

    Answer by babyfat5 at 9:31 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • i would put her in her room and Be persistent there will be screaming and crying but you have to stand your ground. make it known that you are there but dont give in it will be better in the long run

    Answer by phewilljon at 9:43 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • As everyone else has said, be consistent. If you are transitioning from cosleeping I would maybe try to read a story or 2 to her. Then sing a couple songs while she drinks a little bit of water, to calm her. Then tuck her in. I would keep the lights very low. After story just turn the night light on. If it continues to be difficult, there are other things you can do. But you have to be consistent. It could take a couple weeks for her to adjust.

    Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 10:27 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • DH are using a chart. For everynight our son sleeps in his own room he gets a star. At the end of the week if he gets all his stars he gets a small present. A month, a little bigger present and so on. Its been 6 months now and its absolutely great not feeling DS feet in my back! lol! Also he doesn't even look for presents at the end of the week. He knows its something that he must do. Be persistent and try to nip it in the bud as soon as possible.

    Answer by feb28 at 12:24 AM on Jul. 8, 2010

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