my daughter is 20 months old and she is a horrible sleeper and always has been. Right now she starts off in her crib then wakes up a couple hours later and we cosleep... but it's not working well. she's up and down all night and so are me and my husband. I tried having her sleep in her own mattress in our room but she's not having it. I'm about to lose it. All of my friends kids sleep great! Should I just put her in her crib and let her cry? I feel bad but no one is getting any sleep around here!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 1:59 PM on Jul. 12, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by jamesonjustines at 1:59 PM on Jul. 12, 2010
Answer by ajmfmommy at 2:03 PM on Jul. 12, 2010
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Answer by cleo2582 at 2:37 PM on Jul. 12, 2010
crying it out is not mean, it teaches the child that your will power is much stronger than theres. Sounds like she is testing you mommma. She knows that if she wakes up and cries you will come get her...your best bet is to let her cry it out for 5-10 min at a time...peek in and check on her w/o her seeing you. This could go on for an hr or more but if you stick to it, you will soon have a toddler sleeping through the night. Good luck..it will be very hard at first on her and you but hang in there.
Answer by leann74016 at 3:14 PM on Jul. 12, 2010